In a recent update from ESPN’s Rob Dawson, it is reported Manchester United are ready to extending contracts for defenders Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelöf. However, the fate of forward Anthony Martial remains in limbo.
Sources close to ESPN’s Rob Dawson have revealed that Martial, who has a contract till the season’s end with an additional year’s option, had a season marred with injuries last year, limiting him to only 11 starting Premier League matches. His reduced involvement this season is further highlighted by the rise of newcomer Rasmus Højlund. Martial’s hefty wage package further complicates matters at Old Trafford.
Reports from earlier in the transfer window suggested United was open to offloading Martial. Surprisingly, the only concrete offer came from the Saudi Pro League, which Martial declined. As the season progresses, Martial’s performance will play a pivotal role in determining his future with the club.
In contrast, Wan-Bissaka’s journey this season has been noteworthy. After an initial rocky phase under Erik ten Hag, he’s reclaimed his spot. His current contract, ending this season, has a provision to be extended for another year till 2025. United’s top brass plans to enact this extension soon and will concurrently begin discussions about a more extended contract.
Similarly, Victor Lindelöf, whose contract also has a provision for a one-year extension post this summer, has impressed Ten Hag. Indications are that Manchester United are prepping to activate Lindelöf’s extension till 2025, signaling a strong vote of confidence in the Swedish defender.