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Man Utd ready to trigger contract extensions for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof

Manchester United are ready to trigger the contract extensions for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof, according to ESPN.

The duo had difficult starts under manager Erik ten Hag last season, but they became key players during the back end of the campaign.

Their contracts are due to expire in June 2024, but ESPN report that United are planning to trigger their 12-month extension clauses.

The club are prepared to negotiate a new long-term deal with Wan-Bissaka.

Meanwhile, United are undecided over the future of Martial. He was the subject of interest from Saudi last summer but he turned down the option.

The Frenchman’s current deal expires at the end of the season. United will assess his form before considering whether to extend his stay.

Martial could head for the exit door

Wan-Bissaka had a difficult beginning to his career under Ten Hag. The right-back played only four competitive minutes before the World Cup last year.

However, he managed to transform his fortunes after the tournament. With Diogo Dalot’s injury, the 25-year-old benefited from a regular run in the team.

Towards the end of the campaign, he became Ten Hag’s regular starter ahead of Dalot and managed to retain his place this season until his recent injury.

We are not surprised that the club are pushing for a new contract.

Meanwhile, Lindelof has also won the manager’s confidence. He had a tough beginning to the year where Harry Maguire was regularly picked ahead of him.

Injuries to Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez saw him step up into the starting line-up. The Swede is currently the third-choice central defender in the squad.

ESPN have not mentioned talks over a new deal for Lindelof, but United are likely to open negotiations with him too, considering his importance to the team.

Compared to the duo, Martial has had a reduced role at United. He had the opportunity to became a regular last term but suffered as many as six injuries.

This season, he has lost his starting spot to Rasmus Hojlund. If the 27-year-old can’t make an impact off the bench, United could consider releasing him next summer.

The Frenchman is one of the highest earners with a weekly salary of £250,000. We don’t see the club handing him a pay rise with the way things are going for him.

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