Manchester United to extend five contracts as Erik ten Hag holds wrong-footed training sessions

Manchester United are expected to trigger one-year options in five players' contracts before the January transfer window closes.

David de Gea, Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford have all technically entered the last year of their contracts but United plan to exercise their option of an additional year with each player.

United currently have no intention of allowing any of the quintet to leave on a free next summer, especially as each player retains resale value should they not earn a renewal.

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Erik ten Hag has overseen wrong-footed training sessions with members of the Manchester United squad.

The Manchester Evening News understands Ten Hag has placed an emphasis on strengthening the weaker foot of certain players in drills conducted after the squad's main sessions.

Luke Shaw is believed to be one of the players who has participated in the sessions to strengthen his right foot.