Manchester United to offer Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett new contracts

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal is keen for defenders Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett to commit their long-term futures to the club by handing them new contracts.

Because their current deals expire at the end of the season, the duo have the option to leave Old Trafford on free transfers this summer. But United will tempt them to stay put with new £20,000-a-week contracts, according to the Daily Star.

Blackett, 20, and 19-year-old McNair were thrown into the deep end by Van Gaal during the first half of the season but, despite their inexperience, coped admirably under the spotlight.

United hope to announce deals soon

Both players started during Sunday’s 2-0 win over Yeovil Town in the FA Cup and Manchester United hope to announce that the pair have signed contract extensions before the end of the month.

It’s possible that Van Gaal will look to arrange a loan deal for Blackett, who has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford following Luke Shaw’s return to action.

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Van Gaal looking to strengthen defence

McNair, meanwhile, should stay with the Red Devils for the second half of the campaign unless Manchester United secure the services of another first-class central defender.

Van Gaal is currently in the process of attempting to complete deals for Borussia Dortmund captain Mats Hummels and Schalke skipper Benedikt Howedes - but neither of the transfers is close to completion as things stand.

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