Man United extend contract with two first-team stars

Manchester United have reportedly granted Daley Blind and Ashley Young 12-month extensions to their current Old Trafford deals.

The duo, whose contracts would have expired at the end of the season, are now contracted to the club until 2019 according to the Manchester Evening News.

The newspaper adds that United have extended Sam Johnstone’s contract, with Jose Mourinho keen to keep the goalkeeper, who is currently on loan with Aston Villa, at Old Trafford.

The alleged move leaves Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini and Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the only players at risk of leaving at the end of the season, although Carrick has confirmed that he is retiring.

Blind joined United in 2014, while Young has been at the club since 2011.