Ashley Young has become a key member of Jose Mourinho’s squad this season, making the left-back spot his own ahead of talented starlet Luke Shaw.
Daley Blind, on the other hand, is pretty much at the bottom of the pecking order at present, and appears set to leave the club come summer, with Serie A giants AS Roma said to be interested in his services.
Both the aforementioned players’ current deals were all set to expire at the end of the season. However, the Red Devils have customarily triggered the one-year extension clauses present in the duo’s contracts.
This move will not only keep the defenders at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019, but also keep their market value intact and prevent them from leaving as free agents if interested parties come in for their signature.
Apart from Young and Blind, the report further adds that the Mancunian outfit has also extended the deal of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone, who is currently out on loan at Aston Villa.
Following these extensions, the likes of Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini, and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are the only players left with contracts that expire at the end of the campaign.