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Manchester United are keen to enter contract negotiations with both Marcus Rashford and Luke Shaw.

It’s previously been reported that Bruno Fernandes is closing in on a new five-year deal with a bumper salary worth over £12million (N6.5b) a year.

Fernandes is not the only player they are keen to tie down to a new deal, with both Rashford and Shaw seen as key assets at Old Trafford despite both men having under-par seasons.

ESPN report that United want to push ahead with talks despite uncertainty surrounding the identity of their next permanent manager.

Erik ten Hag, Mauricio Pochettino, Luis Enrique and Julen Lopetegui are among the contenders to take over as manager with the club hopeful of making an announcement before the end of the season.

But the report from ESPN states that players like Fernandes, Rashford and Shaw are considered important members of the squad with the decision to extend their contracts coming without the consent of whoever the next boss shall be.

It’s said though that Rashford is ‘open-minded’ in regards to his future and is no rush to sign a new deal.

The 24-year-old has struggled this season and lost his place in the England squad for friendlies against Switzerland and Ivory Coast this month.

Rashford is keen to win back his place at United and earn a spot in Gareth Southgate’s squad for the World Cup, which is due to start in Qatar in November.

By Debbie

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