5 Manchester United Players Whose Contract Is Expiring In 2023: After starting the 2022/23 season on a very rough note, Manchester United have found their form and are now off to a good start. Before the international break, the team is placed 5th in the Premier League table with 4 wins and 2 losses. However, the problems have not come to an end for the back office of Manchester United as many players might leave next summer, that too for free.
United signed a handful of players in the 2022 summer window to almost rebuild the team. Players like Antony, Christian Eriksen, Lisandro Martinez, and Tyrell Malacia have become key players of the team instantly. This has left several players on the bench. Moreover, if these players fail to make their place back in the team or if United fail to convince them to stay with a contract extension, they might leave in 2023. So, here is a list of 5 players who might leave Manchester United in 2023 that too for free.
5 Players Who Might Leave Manchester United Next Summer In 2023
Manchester United is a team filled with stars but only 11 could make it to the playing 11. The competition to be in the top 11 is so thought that even star players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Maguire end up being on the bench. Not to forget, some if the players were also not happy with the lack of trophies United have won. United won the last trophy under Jose Mourinho in 2017.
All these might become a reason for these 5 players to leave the club. Let us have a look at these 5 players who might end up leaving Manchester United in the summer of 2023.
5. Marcus Rashford
Marcus Rashford was not in the best of his form before starting the season. His penalty miss at the Euro 2020 was still haunting him and the star was also exhausted. Wayne Rooney even said that he hasn’t seen Rashford smiling for long, which resulted in his bad form.
However, Rashford made a solid start to the season later on and has now scored 3 goals, 2 against Arsenal. Rashford ended his goal drought against Liverpool. But that doesn’t take away the fact that his contract is expiring in 2023.
Rashford was heavily linked with PSG in the summer transfer window of 2022 but PSG refused to pay the amount. Rashford was also ready for the move according to sources. So, if United fails to sign Rashford’s contract extension, he might end up leaving his boyhood club. Interestingly, United have an option to extend his contract for 1 year which means in any case, Rashford will stay at Old Trafford till 2024.
4. Diogo Dalot
Diogo Dalot is another player who improved a lot under Erik Ten Hag and is now one of the members from the starting XI. Moreover, this version of Dalot came under Ten Hag, and before this, things were not looking for the right back.
Dalot spent the 2020-21 season on loan to AC Milan and it was visible that he won’t be renewed if things stay like this. However, things have changed and United will surely look to renew Dalot’s contract as he has been one of the rock solid members of the back four.
In case United fails to impress Dalot to sign the contract extension, they have an option to trigger one more year.
3. Luke Shaw
The arrival of Tyrell Malacia has made things tougher for Luke Shaw as he is now often seen on the bench. However, this is not the first time that Shaw has faced competition for his position. Earlier, he raised his level when United signed Alex Telles and the Englishmen put some incredible number under Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
But things don’t look very good for Luke Shaw this time as he is not in the starting XI. If he fails to impress the Old Trafford, United fans might see him going away.
2. David De Gea
David De Gea has been one of the star players for Manchester United, that too for a long period of time. But, his position was in danger in the 2020-21 season when Dean Henderson challenged for his no.1 position and somewhere even got that.
But De Gea regained his form in the next season and proved all the fans why he is still the number 1 man for United. However, a rough start to the season has once again raised questions about his stay. The Spaniard is also questioned for his passing ability and whether he is fit in the new playing system of Erik Ten Hag.
Recently, rumors also popped up that he might end up leaving United for free in 2023. De Gea’s contract is coming to an end in 2023, but it has an year to extend. Considering the play style of the team and his form, it’ll be interesting to see what De Gea and United decide.
Considering Ronaldo as one of the greatest of all time, not everyone is happy with him sitting on the bench. Furthermore, Ronaldo doesn’t seem to fit perfectly in Ten Hag’s game plan and this might end up Ronaldo leaving the club for free.
United signed him in 2021 on a 2-year contract, but it has an option to extend for one more year. Several reports also claim that Ronaldo might leave United the winter transfer window and will not even wait for his contract to expire.