Manchester United contract options Marcus Rashford Luke Shaw Diogo Dalot Fred

Manchester United contract options Marcus Rashford Luke Shaw Diogo Dalot Fred

Manchester United triggered contract options for four players on Tuesday, reports Fabrizio Romano.

The Red Devils optioned the English duo, forward Marcus Rashford and left-back Luke Shaw, as well as Brazilian midfielder Fred and Portuguese right-back Diogo Dalot in 2023-2024.

Romano notes that both Rashford and Dalot are likely to be offered longer extensions, while talks are also underway with goalkeeper David de Gea.

Rashford, 25, is a United Academy product and made his first team debut in 2016. The Manchester native has scored 63 goals in 218 Premier League games over eight seasons. Rashford has scored four goals in 14 games this season. Internationally, he has been crowned by the Three Lions 51 times and has scored 15 goals including three at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Shaw, 27, arrived at Old Trafford in 2014 in a £30million move from Southampton. He has played 158 league games in nine seasons. A native of Kingston upon Thames, Shaw has been capped 28 times by England and attended all five World Cup games in Qatar.

Dalot, 23, joined United in a £19m transfer from Porto in 2018. After failing to establish himself in the first team and on loan at Milan, Dalot became a regular under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick last season and has retained his place under Erik ten Hag this season, playing in all Completed 20 games in competitions. He played three games for Portugal at the World Cup.

Fred, 29, also joined United in 2018, arriving from Shakhtar Donetsk with a transfer of £47million. He has made 115 league appearances for the club in five seasons. Internationally, he has crowned 32 times for the Selecao and played at the World Cup three times.

Triggering the options prevents United from losing the quartet on a free transfer at the end of next season. Players entering the last six months of their contract are free to negotiate with teams in other countries.

The Red Devils are fifth in the Premier League on 26 points, three behind Tottenham Hotspur for last place in the Champions League with a game in hand at Spurs. The team return with a League Cup appointment against Burnley at Old Trafford on Wednesday before resuming league play at Nottingham Forest on December 27.

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