Manchester United manager, Erik ten Hag, has reportedly told the club’s hierarchy to halt contract talks with eight senior players whose contracts expire this summer.
According to Telegraph, the players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, David de Gea, Marcus Rashford, Luke Shaw, Fred, and Diogo Dalot will be free agents at the end of the season but with options to extend until 2024.
“He’s still in that phase of ‘Let’s see how people are, let’s see what they are up to’,” it quoted a source at the club. “How they adjust, how they handle pressure, how they handle not being picked, how they deal with different challenges.
“He’s still understanding them and over the next month or so he’ll start getting clarity in his head.”
This follows United’s 6-3 humiliation by Manchester City on Sunday. It is believed that the Dutchman wants to carry out a massive overhaul in the summer and wants the players to prove that they deserve a new deal.