Latest Man Utd news including contract extension and possible departures

Man Utd are set to open contract negotiations with 36-year-old Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in the new year. 36. Ibrahimovic has spent the last seven months sidelined with a cruciate injury and has only just returned to first-team action.

Real Madrid has a short list of three for the goalkeeping spot at the Bernabeau., Athletic Bilbao’s Kepa Arrizabalaga, 23, Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois, 25, or Manchester United’s David de Gea, according to the Daily Mail.

For his part, Real president Florentino Perez has made it clear to United’s De Gea that they will turn to Chelsea’s Courtois if the Spaniard does not move to Spain in the summer.

One United player nervous over his future at Old Trafford is defender Daley Blind, 27, who believes that Jose Mourinho may decide to jettison him in the summer. To date, no new contract talks have opened up between the player and club.

Young Man Utd striker James Wilson may be on his way to Aston Villa in January. Former United legend Steve Bruce apparently wants to take Wilson to Villa Park on loan.

Arsenal have been given a boost ahead of their clash with United on Saturday following the news that Nemanja Matic losing the battle to be fit for the game.