In somewhat surprising news, the Manchester Evening News have reported that Ashley Young, Daley Blind and Sam Johnstone will all have their one-year contract extension options triggered by Manchester United.
Ashley Young, valued at £4.5 million by Transfermarkt, has been one of the surprise packages of the season at Old Trafford. Evidently preferred by Jose Mourinho to Luke Shaw, Young has impressed in a more defensive role and has re-ignited his once fading career.
Daley Blind, valued at £18 million by Transfermarkt, has rarely featured for United’s first team this season. However, he has been a key player in Champions League games and his versatility makes him a perfect squad player.
Finally, Sam Johnstone, who is valued at £2.25 million by Transfermarkt, has been enjoying his loan spell with Aston Villa over the past year. His progress has been exceptional and he would be a more than able deputy to David De Gea.
Upon hearing the news that this trio could be set for contract extensions, United fans took to Twitter and were not too happy with the outcome…
Why !! They should all be sold
— Matt (@mattyday2015) February 28, 2018
don't believe this, doubt mufc will extend Blind's contract he's barely played all season, Young should just leave ffs!
— . (@koechdonald) February 28, 2018
first mata now blind and young. fuming
— 鬼 (@JGftbl) February 28, 2018
— Nduka (@Daniel_ND_) February 28, 2018
— big filip (@MagmaGangster) February 28, 2018
— Tipu (@MatiurChoudhury) February 28, 2018