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Gary Neville disagrees with two Man United decisions as contract extensions outlined



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Manchester United’s contract extension plan has been outlined, but Gary Neville has disagreed with two of the decisions.

Seven players at Old Trafford have their current contracts at the club running out in June 2024.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and Ineos have now come into the club following their 25 per cent investment, and whilst they are awaiting Premier League approval right now, documentation has proven that United cannot make sporting decisions without their consultation now.

The plan for the players with their contracts running down has appeared clearer in recent weeks. Hannibal Mejbri is expected to sign a 12-month extension and be sent on loan in the January transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

Meanwhile, that report added that extensions are also expected for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Victor Lindelof.

David Ornstein has mentioned that the move to extend Lindelof’s contract has been triggered and that the defender is viewed as important to Erik ten Hag’s plans and system.

Raphael Varane is another with his deal running down, and it has been stated by the Daily Mail that United will not trigger his one-year extension.

This leaves the French defender with the option to discuss with clubs outside of England in the coming months, and both Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have shown recent interest.

However, it was added that United want Varane to stay, but are aiming to renegotiate on a lower salary as they cannot justify his current £340,000-a-week wages and want to reduce the wages of their highest-earning players more generally to free up resources for new signings next summer.

Varane also wants to stay at United, so an agreement could be made.

However, Neville believes that both centre-backs, Lindelof and Varane, should be leaving the club as they look to ‘start afresh’ under Ineos leadership.

“If United are looking to renew Lindelof and Varane (on reduced terms), I’m worried,” wrote Neville on social media platform X, formally known as Twitter.

“We have to start afresh as much as possible. Whilst these two aren’t bad players by any stretch, a message must be sent to everyone inside and outside of the club that it’s not going to tolerate the levels over the last few years.”