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Mourinho frustrated with delay over new Martial and Rojo contracts

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Jose Mourinho is unhappy with how long it is taking the Manchester United hierarchy to offer new contracts to forward Anthony Martial and defender Marcos Rojo, according to the latest report from Chris Wheeler in the Daily Mail.

The representatives of both players are believed to have held contract extension talks with United in December, but have failed to receive proposed terms from the club since then.

Both players are set to have their current deals expire at the end of next season; however, United have the option to automatically extend Martial’s contract for another 12-months.

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Mourinho is concerned that the delay could result in discord in the United dressing room, which includes several high-earners including Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez, who is on a wage packet which maxes out at £600,000 per-week when bonuses and image rights are taken into account.

Rojo and Martial both earn around £70,000 per-week on their current deals, and their camps are asking for wage hikes in their new contracts.

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Martial is believed to feel under-valued by the delay in his contract negotiations, and the Frenchman has put-off on purchasing a house in the Manchester area until he has a clearer idea about his future.

Rojo is a favourite of Mourinho who appreciates the Argentinian’s tough-tackling defending style and sees him as an important piece in United’s future success.

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