Manchester United have extended the contracts of Daley Blind, Ashley Young and Sam Johnstone by a further year, according to Sky Sports News.
The aforementioned trio all had deals coming to a close this summer, but they’ve all been given a further twelve months at Old Trafford, keeping them Red Devils until at least summer 2019.
Ashley Young has become an integral member of Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up and it was a no-brainer to give him another year to keep playing. He’s a veteran now, and his experience will only be a good thing in and around the dressing room.
Daley Blind is a different case, however. The versatile Dutchman has barely played any football this season, struggling to find a way in at centre-back, left-back or even midfield. I firmly believe his contract has only been extended purely so United can sell him on for a potential profit rather than losing him for free.
As for Sam Johnstone, well, he’s nothing more than a third or fourth choice goalkeeper who Mourinho clearly likes or he would have been let go. Maybe United have got word regarding some serious interest in him, and they feel the club can get some sort of transfer fee for him too…