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Solskjaer urges De Gea and Martial to ‘grasp the opportunity’ to sign new contract at Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has urged Manchester United contract rebels David de Gea and Anthony Martial to sign the deals that have been offered to them.

Both players were due to be out of contract this summer, although Manchester United have exercised an option in their deals to extend their stay by a further year after struggling to agree on improved terms.

David de Gea has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and could walk into pretty much any side, while Anthony Martial has been in-and-out of the United side during the two-and-a-half years of Jose Mourinho’s tenure at the club.

With Mourinho now gone, United interim manager Solskjaer has reminded the pair that they are already at the biggest club in the world and has urged them to ‘grasp the opportunity’ to commit their futures to the club.

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“I know the club want them to sign because they are top quality players,” Solskjaer said ahead of today’s game against Bournemouth.

“It’s down to the players but when you’re at Man United there isn’t a lot of greener grass on the other side. You are at the best place. It’s the biggest club in the world.

“For me, I would hope I can help or guide these players to maybe tip them over to thinking they want to stay at this club.

“If you are a regular at Manchester United, I think you should grasp the opportunity to stay here and become part of the history.”

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