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?
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.
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.