What's going in with our players contracts?

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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Is no one else concerned about how we've been dealing with our players contracts recently? Obviously a few years back De Gea was what a season away from being able to walk for free (until we tied him down after the Fax machine incident) but looking at the situation now all the following are technically free to leave in the summer

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    Michael Carrick
    Daley Blind
    Marouane Fellaini
    Ashley Young
    Juan Mata
    Luke Shaw
    Ander Herrera

    I assume we may have this new additional year bolt on that we used on Fellaini last year attached to most but even then it still leaves us with players with only a year left on their contracts

    Anyone know who currently only had 2 years left at the start of the season i.e. will only have 1 year as of August?
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    Massive Spanner Thinks Geoff Shreeves has one

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    Mata, Shaw, and Herrera are the only ones there I want to keep, really, so not that bothered. It is a bit concerning that the club waits so long to renew these days, though.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Nah.

    Zlatan and Carrick are too old and will be gone anyway. Herrera and Shaw have +1 clauses, I believe? Maybe Mata too? The others aren't of any concern.
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    Santos J Full Member

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    Herrera, Blind, Young, Mata & Shaw all have options to extend so they aren't free to leave. Zlatan & Carrick will be leaving so there's nothing wrong with that, Fellaini we've tried to renew but he isn't sure or whatever was going on with that.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Zlatan will go off course. I like Carrick a lot, but it might be the time now to retire for him. Blind is someone that we will not be able to sell so not a big loss. Think we should try to keep Young he is doing well. Fellaini can really go as I hope we can move away from the football that suits him. I am happy to keep him though, but nothing I would worry over. I like Mata, but he is not getting any younger. Would still consider keeping him.

    Not sure if Shaw got a future here so would not worry very much. Think we can keep Herrera too his attitude and teamwork is good to have in a squad player.
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    Paul_Scholes18 Full Member

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    Fellaini will worry Mourinho, but I don't think the majority here will miss him a lot. He is functional and can be good when you are hoofing it and going long, but if we want to improve our football he is not the solution. I hope Mctominay can step up and that we can add one central midfielder in the summer.
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    deafepl Full Member

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    Herrera, Blind and Shaw will stay for one more season without signing a new contract with us because United have an option to trigger 1-year extension. Zlatan and Carrick will be leaving and Fellaini are likely going to leave so United will be replacing them with new two CMs in summer according to Jose Mourinho.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    Yeah, I would like to keep him as well, but it's not a disaster if he leaves.
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    IAmAWinner New Member

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    Fellaini, Young, Mata and Shaw should stay. Herrera will be fighting for his future, he has been shocking this season, although better against Everton. Blind is awful and will leave. Carrick and Ibra unfortunately too old and too injury prone. Carrick needs to get his health back.
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    RuudTom83 Full Member

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    Apart from Zlatan none of those are Mourinho’s buys so if anything it might be a blessing to let them go.

    Mata, Herrera and Shaw are names you initially want to keep! but those are the areas Jose will want to improve the most over then next few transfer windows.
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    I believe Young's +1 option has been triggered in november. I think the club will wait untill april/may to decide of Zlatan / Carrick and Shaw to see if they can add something to the squad.
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    cyril C New Member

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    Yes, I believe Fellaini (+ Carrick and Ibra) are the only player at risk of walking out for free.
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    Carrick - hopefully stay on as a coach. But I think his playing career is over, unfortunately (and probably safest bet, considering his heart issue).

    Zlatan - I think he's too old to justify his wages. He's done well to get back so soon, and is still a beast physically...but smart option would be to let him go IMO.

    Young/Herrera/Shaw/Mata - keep them around.

    Fellaini - seems to have rejected an offer from us? He's been in good form and it would be a shame to see him go on a free but I don't think he would be a huge loss.

    Blind - Let go.
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    noodlehair "It's like..."

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    Shaw, Blind and Young comprise the entirety of our options at left back, so unless the club already has two or three better left backs confirmed to replace them, it seems pretty dumb to not have any of them tied down, regardless of whether they are "United quality" or not.

    That is also far too many players to lose in one go without the season after being a mess.

    Woodward et al have proven far too prone to doing dumb things to believe there is anything more to it than that.
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    Zlatattack Full Member

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    Honestly I want to upgrade every single one of those guys.

    Carrick has had a long distinguished career for us but is now unwell. We should support him with his health the best we can and offer him a coaching role at the club whenever he feels ready for it.

    Zlatan was wonderful for a short period and was cut down by injury. At the end of the season he should be let go, but also offered a coaching role if he wants it. The man is a winner and could contribute to reviving a successful attitude around the club.

    Young has played his part as a steady squad player for years. I'd like to see his contract extended as he still has something to give. It's not world beating but it's consistent.

    The rest have been good in patches only. Only DDG and arguably Valencia have been consistently good for us post Fergie. You can blame loads of factors but in the end none of them will be remembered as Manchester United players.
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    Young, Shaw and Herrera will stay. Mata is debatable but the rest looks certain to leave for me.
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    I like Mata for his "working hard attitude",but in his age, i think he should play every week, and he probably thinks the same, but a good reserve to keep.

    Herrera good to keep too. Loyal and good aggressive type to have in the squad.

    Shaw has something to prove in the next months. Could be a keep, if we fail to buy a better.

    I'll rather buy a new LB, and then use some young talent, than keeping Young, Blind and Shaw. But Young could be a good reserve, for many positions.

    Fellini has done well and scored important goals, but should go.

    Zlatan and Carrick are just to old and slow. I want more pace!
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    MEN seem to think Herrera's one year option has been taken up. There was news that Shaw's was taken in the summer.
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    dichinero Banned

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    We need to do a Levy. No one is ever out of contract
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    They will be in 18 months time though that's the point, it's like this 1 year bolt on is an excuse not to get our players tied down to longer deals. Once upon a time the minute one of our players hit 2 years left on their deal we'd be resigning them up (or selling them)

    This new tactic under the Woodward regime is not one I'm a fan of
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    kundalini Full Member

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    If you mean 2019 + 1 year option (in most instances, though possibly not all), then the list is:

    Rojo, Smalling, De Gea, Valencia, Martial, Jones, Darmian and also Andreas Pereira

    2020 + 1 year option (2 year option in Bailly's case):

    Rashford, Matic, Bailly, Mkhitaryan,