Man Utd news: Joe Hugill signs a new contract at Manchester United

In today's Man Utd news - Joe Hugill signs a new contract with Manchester United that will run until 2026 with an option to extend a further year. He is expected to go out on loan with a few English clubs showing interest in the striker according to Laurie Whitwell.

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Manchester United has extended the contract of Joe Hugill which will run until 2026. The three-year deal will also include an option to add another year. The young striker is showing progress and that is why he was also on the bench in a few Premier League as well as Champions League games this season. Now, according to Laurie Whitwell and The Athletic, Joe Hugill will go out on loan after his contract extension. There are a few English clubs ready to take this young English striker. However, extending Hugill's contract will surely give him more confidence to flourish. Also, Manchester United didn't have a great homegrown striker for a long time. And, if Joe Hugill can flourish, then this Man Utd news of his contract extension will be fantastic for Man United fans.

Man Utd news: Joe Hugill signs a new contract

Manchester United will have to extend the contracts of many players. The likes of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Anthony Martial, and Hannibal are in the last year of their contracts. Thus, Man Utd will have work to do when it comes to maintaining their core squad. However, with the new regime under Sir Jim Ratcliffe in charge, it will be interesting to see whether they would want to keep this bunch of players who couldn't bring Manchester United back to its glory days. Keeping Joe Hugill and extending his contract will surely give an indication to Man Utd fans that Sir Jim wants to create a Manchester United team that will be based on the values of great Man Utd teams of the past. Thus, this can be very positive Man Utd news for the fans. So, are going to see another class of 92 with homegrown Man Utd players?

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