Manchester United are ready to offer new contracts to Brandon Williams and Dean Henderson, sources have told ESPN.
Although the Red Devils duo have both signed new deals, the club are impressed by their development and are prepared to offer new terms.
The Athletic revealed last week United are set to reward Williams with a new deal just eight months after he signed the previous agreement. Now, ESPN reports they will also make Henderson an improved offer as they are keen to keep him at Old Trafford.
As it stands, this latest development will surely benefit the club in the future.
Williams has impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ever since he broke into the first team earlier this season. He currently earns £4k-a-week but will now receive a huge pay rise in recognition of his new status as a regular.
The 19-year-old has played 12 games in the Premier League so far, scoring 1 goal, making 1.3 tackles per game and completing at least 1 clearance on average (WhoScored).
In the meantime, Henderson has spent the past two seasons on loan at Sheffield United, helping Chris Wilder’s side get promoted from the Championship, and putting in a shift between the sticks as the Blades have defied the odds to charge up the Premier League table this season.
The 23-year-old has made 27 appearances in the English top flight, keeping 10 clean sheets, and conceding only 22 goals so far (Transfermarkt).
Given their performances so far, United are lining up new offers to the youngsters.
As things stand, Solskjaer is keen for the academy graduates to commit their long-term futures to the club. While Williams signed an extension in October, these fresh terms will bring his wages more in line with the likes of Mason Greenwood and Tahith Chong.
The full-back will resume a battle with his teammate Luke Shaw for a place in the starting lineup when the Premier League restarts later this month.
Meanwhile, United hope Henderson will succeed David De Gea as the first-choice goalkeeper, amid interest from Chelsea, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus. This new deal may dissuade private fears that other rivals are able to offer him first-team football at the moment.
Healthy competition is good for the squad overall, as United look to continue the hunt for silverware next season.
All things considered, the future is bright for Solskjaer’s side, and the two Englishman are central to his long-term vision.
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