Jose Mourinho Annoyed At Manchester United In Delay Of Contracts For Two Players
Jose Mourinho could be on a collision course with the higher ups at Old Trafford as he is annoyed that two of his best players haven't been offered new deals, less than 18 months before they could leave for free.
There are no doubt times when it still feels like Manchester United are in the dark ages following Sir Alex Ferguson's departure and the football may not always be greatly entertaining but there's no doubt Jose Mourinho has improved the side.
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Both the football and the results were worse under both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, even if the latter did win the FA Cup, and with Mourinho recently signed on to a longer deal the club should avoid annoying him.
The former Chelsea manager isn't exactly well known for staying in the good books of his employers for too long but on this occasion it certainly seems to be the club at fault.
According to the Daily Mail Mourinho is annoyed with the delay in offering both Anthony Martial and Marcos Rojo new deals even though their current contracts expire in the summer of 2019.
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The paper says that talks were initially opened in December between the club and the players but there has been no official offer of a contract and nothing in the two months since the initial talks began.
That suggestion marries up with a report in France last week that Martial was annoyed with the situation and was feeling undervalued by the club, holding off buying a house in the area through fear of his future.
And Mourinho is also worried about the players being undervalued, especially in the wake of super contracts in recent times to the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
United do have the option to extend Martial's deal an extra year without negotiating a new contract but he has become a Mourinho favourite and no doubt the manager would want his deal to run longer and to keep the player happy.
He would hardly be short of suitors with Spurs and Inter Milan previously showing lots of interest and at still only 21 he has the potential to be a special player.
A delay in offering Marouane Fellaini is believed to have contributed to the Belgian deciding to leave the club on a free this summer and the last thing Mourinho wants is that happening again.