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2 players who should have their contracts renewed at Man Utd, agreed?

Man Utd has eight contracts expiring at the end of the 19/20 campaign. One of which is David De Gea, who is rumoured to be extending his contract with the Reds. The Football Manc Cave have picked out two other players who must have their contracts renewed for the betterment of the club…

Man Utd is currently in the process of a ‘rebuild’. The team selections against Chelsea and Wolves saw last season’s regular starters either on the bench or sat at home. For example, Chris Smalling, Phil Jones, Nemanja Matic, Ashley Young and Juan Mata. This demonstrates the inefficiencies of last seasons squad and how the Reds need to move on from the lacklustre side they have been in recent years.

Ashley Young could be an option as a rotation full-back. But with the likes of Diogo Dalot and Axel Tuanzebe able to perform in those positions, his services are likely to be unnecessary.

Nemanja Matic has the option for a further year, but his services should be ended if Man Utd can land a few decent midfielders in next summer’s transfer window, or January’s. Matic’s strengths do not align with the high-pressing, fast-paced and quick-thinking philosophies which Solskjaer is trying to instil into his squad.

Man Utd has several players who need moving on or having their contracts terminated. But which two contracts should Man Utd definitely extend and why?

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

This Dutch 21-year old is the type of player who doesn’t come by too often. He plays all across the backline as well as central defensive midfield. He has gained experience with Crystal Palace and Fulham on loan deals but was cursed with an injury last season.

Many ponder why this youngster isn’t in Man Utd’s first-team squad, especially with tremendous weaknesses in the central defensive midfield role.

If Fosu-Mensah can remain fit he would be a fantastic, versatile and talented squad player for the Reds.

Eric Bailly

Before Victor Lindelof became a fan favourite last season, most Man Utd fans agreed that Bailly was their best defender, when fit.

Bailly is perfect for Solskjaer’s Man Utd, he is good with the ball, only 25 years old and a very brave and committed defender. His ability to bring the ball out from the back is far beyond that of Chris Smalling’s and fairly superior to Phil Jones’, who both have crippling weaknesses in other areas.

With 7 senior defenders, Man Utd should offload Chris Smalling and Phil Jones, fetching the club around £50million. Leaving their best four defenders at Solskjaer’s discretion.

Bailly’s injuries have plagued his career with Man Utd so far. But a fully fit Eric Bailly could work well with both Maguire and Lindelof. Should they ever need a back three, Man Utd’s defence on paper would be impenetrable.

Should Man Utd’s medical team deem Bailly’s injury too serious, terminating his contract would be understandable.

‘I’m at the club until I’m told otherwise’ Josh Magennis right to ponder Bolton Wanderers Options

Behind the scenes Bolton Wanderers are in turmoil, things aren’t amazing on the pitch either.

We’ve seen player strikes and players not getting paid last season, but recently Northern Ireland International Josh Magennis, despite his limited footballing ability has released a statement of intent during a recent interview.

When Magennis was asked about whether he is still committed to Bolton the big striker replied: “Unless somebody comes in and buys me, or unless the club goes bust and I’m able to walk away from my contract as a free agent, I’m at the club until I’m told otherwise.”

It, therefore, seems that the Northern Irishman isn’t set to down tools anytime soon and is going to honour his contract at the club, something that I’m sure fans of the turmoil club will appreciate.

Despite the statement, however, it does seem that Magennis isn’t exactly over the moon to be stuck under contract at Wanderers. He’s only been at the club a year after moving from Charlton Athletic, but I guess the uncertainty would have anyone contemplating their future.

The striker hasn’t exactly set the world alight during his time at Bolton, meaning I’m unsure if anybody would pay a fee for the big target man. Which leaves him looking at the future of the actual club with doubt, as he is under contract until the end of the 2020 season.

We can all guess the underlying message in the player’s recent interview and statement, but without reading between the lines all the striker has said is he will honour his contract. Something that I’m sure if he took legal action over, he’d be able to get out of due to his and all the Bolton players wages not being paid on time.