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Man Utd to extend Victor Lindelof’s contract until the summer of 2025

Manchester United have decided to trigger the extension clause in Victor Lindelof’s contract amid his impressive run of form, The Daily Star report.

The Sweden international has been a key player for the Red Devils over the past few weeks in the injury absence of Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez.

The centre-back has impressed with his positioning and concentration. He should keep his starting spot for the rest of the campaign due to the injury crisis.

It is now reported that United will activate the 12-month option in his contract. In doing so, the 28-year-old will be contracted to them until the summer of 2025.

Meanwhile, a summer sale of Lindelof has not been ruled out. United plan to keep him for another season unless they can recoup the £31 million fee paid to Benfica.

Man Utd are making the right decision

Lindelof and Harry Maguire have been regulars on the bench this season with Varane and Martinez preferred as the central defensive pairing by Erik ten Hag.

This has led to speculation over the futures of both players but in our opinion, Lindelof should not be sold this summer. The Swede is still in the prime of his career.

Instead of him, United should look to part ways with Maguire, who has been prone to making defensive errors. There are already claims that he could move on this summer.

If that happens, the club need to pursue another left-footed central defender. Judging by recent reports, Sporting Lisbon star Goncalo Inacio could be United’s top target.

The Red Devils are currently lacking another left-footed centre-back after Martinez. Ten Hag has played Luke Shaw as a makeshift central defender on several occasions.

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