Manchester United have exercised the option of extending the contracts of Juan Mata, Ander Herrera, Ashley Young and Daley Blind for a further year. The same clause in Luke Shaw’s contract has already been triggered by the club.

This gives United time to decide where the long-term future of these players lies, with their deals now expiring in June 2019. Reports claim the players have all received letters informing them of their contract change.

Mata and Young have done well this season, particularly the latter, although he will be a few weeks away from his 34th birthday when his current deal expires. After being voted player of the year by the fans last season, Herrera’s form has dropped, although he did show what he was capable of doing at Goodison Park earlier this week. Blind has been on the sidelines this season though and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him sold in the summer.

There is no news on Marouane Fellaini’s future at the club though, with it looking increasingly likely that he will leave United on a free transfer in the summer.