Jose Mourinho is ‘angry’ and ‘unhappy’ that Manchester United are delaying opening contract talks with Anthony Martial and Marcos Rojo.
Martial and Rojo are two of ten players whose contracts at Old Trafford expire in summer 2019, and so negotiations are expected to be held over their futures soon.
Yet the Daily Mail are reporting that the pair ‘are still waiting for a proposal from the club more than two months’ after initial talks.
United have the option of automatically extending Martial’s deal by an extra year, but Mourinho has been left ‘concerned’ at the club’s lack of urgency.
It is believed that United’s ‘failure to approach’ Marouane Fellaini with a fresh contract offer sooner is one of the reasons he is looking to leave.
Mourinho ‘is worried’ that there will be ‘ill feeling’ in the United squad at the situation, with Martial and Rojo both seeking raises on their current £70,000 a week wages.
Chris Wheeler writes that Martial is even considering his future due to the delay in talks.
‘Martial is said to feel under-valued by the delay in negotiations and has put off buying a new house until he has a clearer idea about his future. He also fears that the arrival of Sanchez could restrict his playing time,’ he writes.
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