We have a double shot of Man United news and notes, from today’s Erik ten Hag Friday press conference. The first edition, focusing on forward fitness concerns, can be found at this link. For the second part we look at the out-of-contract soon brigade. Numerous outlets are reporting today that Luke Shaw has signed a contract extension, but at the weekly presser today, Ten Hag was coy about confirming the news.
“If he signed, I don’t know, I haven’t heard,” the Dutchman said. “I have to wait for that. If true, I am pleased.
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“We definitely want to keep him because he’s a really important player for our team.”
With the new deal in place, he’s set to stay at the club until 2027. His current deal was set to expire in 2024.
From there we move on to Diogo Dalot and David De Gea.
Ten Hag when asked if he wants to keep both Rashford and David de Gea at the club: “Yeah, true. I want them to stay” ?? #MUFC
Negotiations ongoing with both — and also with Diogo Dalot. pic.twitter.com/5yUKUzAQgZ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) March 31, 2023
The club wants both to stay, and Ten Hag confirmed this.
De Gea’s current contract will expire at the end of this season. With Dalot the current contract reaches termination in 2024.
As for the Marcus Rashford contract situation, Ten Hag confirmed the club are working on getting him locked up. More on that, over at this link.
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