The British newspaper, “The Sun”, said Tuesday, May 16, that the future of many players within the Manchester United team was clouded by the end of the current season and the arrival of Dutch coach Eric Ten Hag, who is currently studying many files in preparation for making important decisions in preparation for the new season. 2023/2022.
Ten Hag will be required to make several critical decisions regarding the many first-team stars and academy players whose contracts expire this summer; This is to determine their fate, either by extending them in case they enter the Dutch coach’s plans, or to leave the team.
The World Cup champion, French Paul Pogba (29 years old), will be one of Manchester United’s biggest losses in the summer transfer market; His contract expires this summer, and it seems closer to leaving than staying after refusing to renew his contract more than once, in light of the interest from Paris Saint-Germain and Italian Juventus to sign him.
There are many other stars whose contracts with Manchester United expire this summer; Like the Serbian Nemanja Matic, who announced, earlier, his departure from the team at the end of the current season. England’s Jesse Lingard, Spain’s Juan Mata, Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, and reserve goalkeeper Lee Grant.
Several recent press reports stated that Cavani, 35, had received new offers and was linked to other clubs, including Real Sociedad, while Matic, 33, had confirmed his departure after he announced this himself on his Instagram page last month.
According to reports, the contracts of goalkeeper Ondrej Mastni (20), left back Rhys Devine (20), midfielders Charlie Wells (19) and Conor Stanley (20), and strikers Demani Mellor (21) and Matthew Mejia (19) are expiring. in general).
The report indicated that academy graduate Dylan Levitt (21 years old) is also in the final month of his contract, and the Welsh midfielder participated in United’s first team in the Europa League match against Astana in 2019. Levitt plays on loan with Dundee United, but he enjoys Admired by the Red Devils officials, Manchester United can extend his contract for an additional season.
It is worth noting that Manchester United is ranked sixth in the English Premier League table with 58 points, and failed to reserve a qualifying seat for the Champions League next season, and is only competing to win a qualifying seat for the European League, and it must retain its position in order to win the seat at the expense of London rival West Ham.
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