Martinez set to be rewarded with new Man Utd contract

Manchester United want to reward Lisandro Martinez for his fine first season with a new contract.

The club have indicated to the player's representatives they want to offer him fresh terms that will also extend his time at the club beyond June 2027.

Martinez is currently out injured and will miss the rest of the season after suffering a fractured metatarsal in United's 2-2 draw with Sevilla a month ago in the Europa League quarter-finals.

Initial talks have been held about what the new terms should look like - but an offer may not arrive until the club takeover process has been completed.

Martinez has been superb for United since becoming one of Erik ten Hag's first signings from Ajax last summer, and he has been nominated for the club's player of the year award.

He is understood to be delighted with his first season at Old Trafford, having swiftly overcome the early adjustment period to the Premier League after arriving from the Netherlands.