238 million euros, this is the amount spent this summer by Manchester United on the market. Only Chelsea, who broke the bank with € 269 million in purchases, shelled out more money than the Red Devils during the transfer window. It must be said that the Mancunians wanted to inject new life into a tough team and that they failed to qualify for the Champions League. They also wanted to offer a competitive team to Erik ten Hag, chosen to get United’s car back on track. A mission that is anything but simple.
CR7 will logically not be extended
The inhabitants of Old Trafford have therefore decided to get busy recruiting Antony, Casemiro, Lisandro Martinez or even Tyrell Malacia. Manchester United ended the summer stronger, although several players turned down the club’s offers (Frenkie de Jong, Adrien Rabiot, etc.). The English team also kept Cristiano Ronaldo, who was unable to find an interesting base. An element whose future will soon be at the center of debates. Put on the bench, in January the Portuguese should look for a way out again, he who still wants to play the Champions League.
the Manchester Evening News indicates that the door should open as Man Utd has no intention of offering him a contract extension. In fact, his current lease expires in June 2023. The club as the player will not move forward together a priori. Other Mancunian players are also coming to a turning point. With CR7 there are, in fact, a dozen to expire in one year. And for many of them, the club’s management has already decided and will exercise the option for them to stay at least another year according to the Manchester Evening News.
United want to protect Rashford and 4 other players
At the top of the list is Marcus Rashford. The Englishman has found goals and colors with Ten Hag. The coach is counting on him and has asked his management to keep him. In addition to activating the option that binds him to MU until 2024, he should receive an offer to initiate a long-term lease. Enough to push him to stay and above all to anticipate PSG, which is still following him. Ditto for Diogo Dalot and David De Gea, who recently admitted he wanted to end his career at Manchester United. Both will stay beyond 2023, or even longer for Dalot to sign a new contract. Two other elements, namely Luke Shaw and Fred, are in the same contractual situation.
And although they are not holders in the eyes of Ten Hag, the Red Devils want to activate their option for another year. Annoyed by the free departures of Jesse Lingard, Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic or Juan Mata, the British leaders want them to be extended to recover money in the event of a sale. At the same time, other players will not be detained. In addition to CR7, the door should notably open to Phil Jones, Axel Tuanzebe or even Tom Heaton. As for young Ethan Laird or Nathan Bishop, no decision has been made for the time being, according to MEN. After a particularly hot summer, Manchester United will face turbulent weeks.