The first team players Man United could be forced to sell and why

first_img Martial doesn’t appear to have a future at United who plays? Blind’s last appearance for United came against Watford on the final day of the 2017/18 season Chris Smalling: defender (option of another year)Leicester, West Ham and Everton are some of the clubs said to be interested in Smalling. Mourinho is reportedly keen to add more quality to his back line this summer and, according to the Manchester Evening News, up to eight centre-backs are being looked at, including Tottenham and Belgium’s Toby Alderweireld. 11 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT RANKED Chris Smalling faces a fight for a place in defence gameday cracker Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 11 Phil Jones: defender (option of another year)In spite of the eight-man shortlist United are said to have, the Manchester Evening News also report the plan is to keep their current crop unless someone asks to leave. Previously Mourinho has said he would not stand in the way of want away players, just like he did with Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay, who left for Everton and Lyon respectively. “I don’t think it’s human to stop them to go, only a bad offer or no offer stops them to go but when the offer is correct and we know how to evaluate that I don’t think it’s human to stop somebody to go. So if one of the players are not happy again I will not stop them to go.” Matteo Darmian: defender (option of another year)Darmian has been included in the pre-season tour of America even though he is likely to be on his way out of the club this summer. Both Inter and Juventus have been linked and it is understood the defender is keen on returning to Italy. United are happy to let him go, but may ask for £15m, according to some reports. Darmian, 28, has been at the club since leaving Torino in 2015. Luke Shaw: defenderHe needs to win his place back off 33-year-old Ashley Young first and there are rumours Jose Mourinho has earmarked one of Kieran Tierney (Celtic), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham) and Danny Rose (Tottenham) as potential replacements for Shaw on the left. The Sun reports that Mourinho is ready to give him another chance to impress him during pre-season training. According to the Manchester Evening News, United have had no serious interest in the 23-year-old and it’s possible he could leave for free next summer.  Darmian is angling for a return to Italy 11 Valencia has Diogo Dalot to keep him on his toes 11 Juan Mata: midfielderMata’s contract was set to expire this summer, but the club triggered a year’s extension in January, tying him to the club until 2019. Mourinho called him an ‘important player’ at the time. However, United have been linked with Chelsea’s Willian, who would likely play on the right of an attack where Mata operated last season. The one year extension could mean the club just didn’t want to lose the 30-year-old for free. REVEALED Ander Herrera: midfielderIn April, Herrera said this about his current contract situation: “I am going to fulfil the year that I have left but I don’t know if I will renew. We have started talking, although nothing has been decided yet.” Basically, he wants to play more and hasn’t been able to, with Nemanja Matic getting more minutes than him last season. Herrera was Man United’s Player of the Year in 2017. De Gea has reportedly agreed a new contract at United Herrera has been non-committal on his future possible standings So who else do United sell now or risk losing for free if they cannot get them to agree to sign a new contract? Andreas Pereira and James Wilson are two players whose deals are up soon and both have the option of an additional year, however, talkSPORT.com is looking at current first team players whose time at the club is almost up.David de Gea: goalkeeper (option of another year)The goalkeeper is believed to have agreed a new five-year deal, but there is no official confirmation from the club yet. On 29 June, Man United tweeted it had been seven years since De Gea joined them, which was retweeted by the player along with the words: ‘proud to be part of this great family’. If he does put pen to paper then it is said he could earn around £350,000-a-week. Only an administrative error on deadline day in 2015 prevented him joining Real Madrid. Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Anthony Martial: forward (option of another year)Martial is on the pre-season tour of America even though his agent claims he wants out of Old Trafford. Juventus and Tottenham have both been linked with the player, who was left out of France’s World Cup winning squad. He started last season well, but then Alexis Sanchez was brought in to add extra competition for places where Jesse Lingard, Marcus Rashford can both operate. Martial arrived in 2015 for an initial £36m fee. Earlier in the season it was reported in The Times that Mourinho and his staff were concerned about the 22-year-old’s application in training and his concentration levels. Central defence seems like it’s going to be a crowded place at Old Trafford deals 11 11 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January And in case you’re interested, here are the first team players whose contracts end in 2020.Marcus RashfordMarouane FellainiEric BaillyNemanja MaticContract info courtesy of transfermarkt.co.uk REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Ashley Young’s current deal runs until 2019 Juan Mata’s contract has a year left to run smart causal Latest Man United news 11 Will Shaw finally force his way into Mourinho’s first team plans? silverware 11 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? 11 It’s decision time for Man United this summer with a number of first team players’ contracts expiring in 2019.Daley Blind is on his way to Ajax. He had his contract extended by a year in February, but this was obviously to avoid losing him for nothing when his current deal ends next year, as the defender was omitted from the club’s pre-season tour of America. Goalkeeper Sam Johnstone has also been sold. 11 11 Antonio Valencia: defender (option of another year)Valencia’s best years are behind him and he will be 33 when the new season begins. Diogo Dalot has been brought in, but it seems Mourinho is likely to keep faith with Valencia initially and ease 19-year-old Dalot into the side. Ashley Young: defenderThe 33-year-old’s form on the left for Man United last season earned him a place in England’s World Cup squad and he was even rewarded with a new one-year contract in March. That runs out in 2019 and the club are believed to be looking at younger players to eventually take over on the left, though it could be a case of Young and Shaw this season. IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haalandlast_img

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