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Manchester United: The 8 players that the club should hold on to this summer

Arjun Singh Devgan
Bruno and Sancho are important players for Man United
Bruno and Sancho are important players for Man United / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages
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Manchester United are currently struggling to live up to the expectations of the fans with the club's trophy drought now stretching to at least five seasons as Ralf Rangnick’s team fight to finish in the top four

The club have too many players on their books who are not good enough and what hurts them even more is that they pocket high wages, which is detrimental to the morale of the club. However, there are some who have been impressive during their time in England and here, we take a look at those players who should stay at Old Trafford.

Must Stay

1. David de Gea

David De Gea
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David de Gea has been one of the best players of the club in the recent past and despite his vulnerability when the ball is in the air, he remains one of their most consistent performers.

The Spaniard's current contract expire in the summer of 2023 and the club needs to make sure that they can keep hold of him for time to come.

Contract expires in 2023.

2. Bruno Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes
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Bruno Fernandes has without doubt been United's best player ever since he arrived in January 2020, with the midfielder scoring 49 goals in 117 appearances for them so far.

The Portugal international might be having a poor season by his high standards, but is still their second-highest goalscorer with nine goals to his name.

Contract expires in 2025.

3. Jadon Sancho

Jadon Sancho
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After a poor start to life at Old Trafford, Jadon Sancho could end as United’s player of the year after a mid-season resurgence. The youngster offers something different on the pitch and could become a United legend in time to come.

Contract expires in 2026.

4. Luke Shaw

Luke Shaw
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After a good 2020/21 campaign, Luke Shaw has struggled this season and injury and COVID-19 could be a few reasons for his poor performances, but there is no doubt that he is one of the improved players at the club in the recent past.

Contract expires in 2023.

5. Raphael Varane

Raphael Varane
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Raphael Varane might not be having the best of debut seasons at United, but he has looked a class above the current defenders present in the squad and could make a greater contribution if partnered with someone better than Harry Maguire.

United cannot afford to lose him at any cost.

Contract expires in 2025.

6. Victor Lindelof

Victor Lindelof
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Victor Lindelof has looked as the best person to partner Raphael Varane in defence, with the Swede finally stepping up and he is finally beginning to sparkle.

It will be interesting to see what United decides to do in terms of signing a new defender, but with two more years left on his contract, he will definitely remain in their plans.

Contract expires in 2024.

7. Fred

Fred
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From being widely criticised to becoming one of the most important players at the club in recent times, Fred has benefited from being given a more dynamic role by Ralf Rangnick.

While he still makes the odd mistake in big games, the Brazilian needs to be given more chances to build on his recent performances.

Contract expires in 2023.

8. Dean Henderson

Dean Henderson
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Dean Henderson has struggled for gametime this season after a brief run as their number 1 goalkeeper last campaign, which has led him express his frustration at times.

The club must keep hold of him as he not only is a good goalkeeper but also provides competition to De Gea.

Contract expires in 2025.

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