Former Manchester United defender David May has claimed that the Red Devils will be doing all they can to keep David De Gea and Anthony Martial at Old Trafford.
Both De Gea and Martial are in their last six months of their contract at Old Trafford but are yet to sign new deals.
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Years since 2013.14:
2013/14: David de Gea
2014/15: David de Gea
2015/16: David de Gea
2016/17: Ander Herrera
2017/18: David de Gea
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But May, who played for United between 1994 and 2003, admits the 20-time Premier League champions are in talks with both players in order to make them sign long-term contracts with the club.
“The club are in talks with David and he’s happy where he is,” May told 888sport.
“With Martial, I’m sure they’re sorting out figures as well.”
“Neither player are in the prime yet with David just approaching his and he is the best goalkeeper in the world.”
“So you have to ask yourselves if he goes and he needs replacing, then how much would that cost to replace him?”
“So you’re better off paying David £300,000-a-week or whatever he wants to keep him at the club for the next five years.”
“If it just comes down to money then give him what he wants. The same goes for Anthony Martial who is a terrific player.”
Manchester United are struggling to agree new contracts with David De Gea and Anthony Martial as a consequence of Alexis Sánchez’s wages. Sánchez is on £350k-a-week and receives a £75k bonus for each appearance. (Source: Daily Mail) pic.twitter.com/susfs2NuiM
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Regarding the permanent manager at Old Trafford, David May urges the club to hand Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the job on a permanent basis.
May explained: “Personally I’d love to see Ole get the job. I’ve known him for twenty years and I know that he loves the club so much. He also knows what the club is all about.”
“Ole has done an unbelievable job, he really has. He’s transformed somewhere that was all doom and gloom into a dressing room that you can see is now enjoying their football.”
“People go on about his record down at Cardiff but no disrespect to them but we’re talking about two very different teams and very different clubs.”
“United is a massive job, of course, it is, but if you don’t give him a chance you won’t know where he might get them to.”
“He’s got them playing the right way and getting results so why not?”
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
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Solskjaer has convincingly won his first five matches since replacing Jose Mourinho in the dugout.