Manchester United ‘ready to hand contract extensions’ to 2 key players

Manchester United have reportedly made slow progress in the contractual negotiations for Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera. The midfield pair have just eight months left on their respective contracts, although United are hopeful of getting deals over the line for both players.

According to The Telegraph, United are yet to secure extensions for either player, but they are likely to the 12-month option available on Herrera’s contract. The Spain international is open to the prospect of remaining at Old Trafford and an improved deal could be finalised before the turn of the year.

However, the same does not go with Fellaini, who has already turned out a contract offer through his representative. The Belgian footballer has been a revelation under Jose Mourinho this campaign, and he was one the standout performers in September where he contributed three goals and an assist for United.

Earlier in January, United triggered a year’s extension in Fellaini’s contract, and the lack of further negotiations could put the club susceptible to foreign club interest during the winter transfer window. Turkish giants Galatasaray, in particular, were interested in Fellaini’s signature in the summer, but Jose Mourinho had no intention of parting ways with his midfield enforcer.

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