Manchester United ‘encouraged by Anthony Martial, David de Gea talks’

  • Anthony Martial, David de Gea

Manchester United ‘encouraged by Anthony Martial, David de Gea talks’

Manchester United are reportedly increasingly confident that both Anthony Martial and David de Gea will sign new contracts at the club.
United triggered 12-month extension clauses in the deals of both players before Christmas, keeping them at Old Trafford until 2020.

However, the club are eager to secure their long-term future too and hope that the recent upturn in form since Jose Mourinho’s sacking will prompt both players to commit.

Martial is understood to be closing in on a new long-term contract which could take him through to 2024, while De Gea is also increasingly open to the idea of staying despite concerns over the club’s current ability to challenge for top honours.

The Evening Standard reports that Ed Woodward has been encouraged by talks with both players and hopes to see them put pen to paper before the summer.

United are also looking to extend Ander Herrera and Juan Mata’s contracts, but have made De Gea and Martial their priorities.