Four Manchester United Stars Sign New 12-Month Contract Extensions

Manchester United have just triggered new 12-month contract extension deals for four of their key first-team players at Old Trafford.
Manchester United's Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester United have triggered 12-month contract extensions for four of their key first-team players, ensuring they are tied down at Old Trafford until the end of next season.

All of Juan Mata, Ashley Young, Daley Blind and Ander Herrera have put pen to paper for such deals, which will see them extend their stay at Old Trafford.

The quartet would have entered the summer as free agents but Jose Mourinho has overseen extensions in their contracts, in a move to boost their transfer value further down the line.

The clauses in each contract extends the deals until 2019, with Mata, Young, Blind and Herrera joining Luke Shaw as key players who have recently received confirmation from the club.

Netherlands international Blind has taken somewhat of a backseat this current campaign under Mourinho, while the future of Spaniard Mata depends on the situation regarding fellow playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan.

Meanwhile, left back Shaw has the remainder of the current term to stake his claim for a long-term role under his Portuguese boss, with 33-year-old Young also agreeing to extend his stay.

With these stars having agreed new deals, it looks as if Marouane Fellaini could be about to depart Old Trafford in the summer, after the midfielder has been linked with a departure.

The Belgium international is linked heavily with Besiktas and now looks set for the door, as his deal runs out in the summer and has not been offered a new one by the Red Devils.

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