Major Man Utd duo set for contract talks amid prior exit’s influence

Date published: Thursday 13th August 2020 1:12 - Steve Pearson


The departure of Alexis Sanchez to Inter Milan could play a major role in the chances of successful contract negotiations with a Man Utd pair.

The Chilean left Old Trafford last week after his temporary stay in Milan was turned permanent.

The club didn’t receive a fee for Sanchez, but ridding the books of his mammoth salary improved the club’s financial position.

A move for England superstar Jadon Sancho remains top of Utd’s priority list, but Dortmund were reportedly left ‘bemused’ by the club’s latest actions.

Closer to home, several issues regarding current player contracts will soon come into focus.

Paul Pogba has just 12 months remaining on his current deal. Though as with most Man Utd talent, the club retains the option to extend that by another year.

The dynamic Frenchman has been a divisive figure in Manchester, but returned to form as the Red Devils marched to Champions League qualification following the restart.

Meanwhile, on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson has gone from strength to strength while with Sheffield United.

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His rapid rise has even raised questions of whether he should usurp David De Gea next season, though of all the problems a manager could face, having too many top goalkeepers is a fine one to have for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Now, according to Sky Sports’ Dharmesh Sheth, Pogba and Henderson are expecting fresh negotiations to begin once their Europa League campaign concludes.

Sheth said: “Pogba is happy at United and he’s expecting them to open contract talks once their Europa League campaign is over.

“His current deal runs out next summer, but United always insert this year option so they don’t get caught out with free transfers.

“It should be said United are in a better position to negotiate with Pogba and the returning Dean Henderson. as it stands from Sheffield United, following the departure of Alexis Sanchez and all of the money his wages have now freed.

“There appears to be a willingness from all parties to get around the table as far as Pogba is concerned.”

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Twitter apologise to Man Utd

Twitter has apologised to Manchester United and Phil Jones for mocking him with a tweet from its official UK account.

The social media network says “being the target of online abuse is not easy to deal with” on a dedicated help centre page about coping and reporting abuse.

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