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Manchester United are in talks to extend the contracts of several players at Old Trafford.

According to Sky Sports, Marcus Rashford, David De Gea, Diogo Dalot and Fred are all out of contract.

All of the above deals were due to expire at the end of this season, but United have offered the option to extend each additional year, except for De Gea.

Marcus Rashford’s name is clear as he has been United’s main man since the arrival of Erik ten Haag.

United are confident the 25-year-old will commit his future to the club, with Rashford making an extension a priority rather than looking elsewhere.

Rashford sees this contract as the most important of his career and is taking his time carefully before putting pen to paper.

It would be a huge shock to see Rashford leave his boyhood club and it’s only a matter of time before Ten Haag’s faith in the player becomes clear.

Then comes David De Gea. The decision on the Spaniard’s extension has divided fans, with some feeling it was the right time to move a struggling keeper to play at the back the way Ten Hag wants.

On the other hand, there are many who would argue that De Gea remains a prolific striker and deserves to see out his final days at United.

United are happy to offer De Gea a new contract, but it will be significantly less than his current salary. The stopper is reportedly the club’s highest earner at £375,000 in wages. In order to reach an extension agreement, this figure will have to be reduced significantly.

Fred and Diogo Dalot are also talking about renovations. Fred has shown he has the body to play under the Ten Hag with some impressive performances in the big games this season. However, the Brazilian will likely need to accept a specialist team driving role if he is to stay.

Dalot is in the same boat as Fred. Dalot, who played a key role ahead of the World Cup, has suffered slightly and question marks remain over his long-term place in the starting eleven.

United are said to remain calm over the terms of the contract.

A player who has committed his future to the club hopes more will follow as he urges Luke Shaw and ten hag John Murt to “keep calm” on new deals.

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