Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wait for It ; United Are in No Hurry to Hand Stars New Contracts

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Wait for It ; United Are in No Hurry to Hand Stars New Contracts

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UNITED are in no huge rush to tie down Juan Mata and Ander Herrera to new Old Trafford contracts.

A handful of Reds players will see their current deals expire in 2018.

United are close to announcing a new contract for young defender Timothy Fosu-Mensah but Mata, Herrera, Daley Blind, Luke Shaw and Marouane Fellaini are all entering the final stages of their present agreements.

With around 18 months to go, the club would normally begin work on renewing deals.

failed? However, it is understood the players all have an option to extend their contracts by a year written into their current deals.

United could exercise those options, therefore easing the concern that the players could run down their deals and leave for nothing.

Mata signed for United in January 2014 for a then club record fee of Pounds 37. …

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