Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly wants five of his first team stars to be offered new contracts over the coming months.
According to The Sun, the Norwegian is keen to tie down Harry Maguire, Bruno Fernandes, Luke Shaw, Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba to fresh terms as he continues to search for his first piece of silverware as United boss.
The report stated that Solskjaer wants the Old Trafford dressing room to be harmonious and believes that it is unfair if some players undeservedly earn more than others.
Star midfielder Pogba has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in recent weeks – who are also thought to be preparing a bumper contract offer for Frenchman – after he entered the final year of his current deal in Manchester.
However, Solskjaer remains confident that the 28-year-old commit his future to the Red Devils and wants Pogba’s high-performing teammates to be rewarded for their impressive displays last season.
The Sun‘s report stated: “Fernandes has five years to run on his contract but is on £100,000-a-week and is already in talks for a new deal which could be worth between £250,000 and £300,000.
“Englishmen Rashford, Maguire and Shaw all earn between £180,000 and £200,000-a-week and will also be offered similar terms to Fernandes.”
Spain international goalkeeper David de Gea is the club’s highest earner on £375,000 per week, ahead of Pogba, who takes home £290,000 weekly, meaning that the English trio and Fernandes would become some of the top earners at Old Trafford.
News that the United hierarchy are planning to offer fresh terms to a significant number of the club’s most important players will surely have the supporters buzzing with excitement.
The 20-time English champions have made great strides under Solskjaer during his two-and-a-half-year tenure, recording consecutive top-four finishes for the first time since Sir Alex Ferguson retired back in 2013.
However, a major trophy has so far eluded the man formerly nicknamed the Baby-Faced Assassin, and he’ll be hopeful that the five aforementioned stars put pen to paper, helping him bring the good times back to the red half of Manchester.