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Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag does not want his season disrupted by contract talks


Key players like David de Gea, Marcus Rashford, and Cristiano Ronaldo have the opportunity to extend their contracts for another year.

The team has to concentrate on “performances, not on bargaining,” according to Ten Hag.

On Wednesday, United hosts Tottenham at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

The Old Trafford club has routinely initiated contract extensions to safeguard player assets.

Given how seldom they have been available, some, like Phil Jones and Axel Tuanzebe, may be easily removed without impacting the first team. In contrast, others are significant personalities in the organization.

The latter group includes goalkeeper De Gea and striker Rashford, while fullbacks Diogo Dalot and Luke Shaw would be pricey to replace.

And then there is Ronaldo, who will undoubtedly be the focus of more transfer rumors after his World Cup campaign with Portugal is through.

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Brazilian midfielder Fred, right back Ethan Laird, center defender Teden Mengi, goalkeepers Tom Heaton and Nathan Bishop, and right back Ethan Laird, who is on loan at Queens Park Rangers, are among players whose contracts expire next summer but who have extension options.

Ten Hag said, “Right now, all we think about is performing. “I don’t want conversations to get in the way of the many games we still have to play. So instead of bargaining, we need to concentrate on football and performances.”

There will be a chance to clarify the issue after mid-November’s domestic season.

Rashford, Dalot, and Shaw may all be in Qatar. Still, De Gea, who Spain manager Luis Enrique no longer favors, is almost certain to be one of the United players given a few weeks off before Ten Hag takes them abroad for some warm-weather training before the domestic season resumes toward the end of December.

De Gea, who transferred from Atletico Madrid to Manchester in 2011, has been a member of United’s first team for the most time.

Ten Hag added, “We didn’t decide on him, but I can tell that I am delighted with David de Gea.

“His first two games of the season weren’t his finest, but after that, he helped us defensively, provided consistency, and I like him as a guy.

“But before discussing how to handle circumstances, let’s speak about the cold.


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