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Manchester United trigger one-year contract extension for Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United have exercised their option to trigger a one-year contract extension for Aaron Wan-Bissaka, keeping him at the club until the summer of 2025, according to the Daily Mail.

The defender’s existing contract at Old Trafford was due to expire at the end of the current season, but United have now retained his service for another 12 months at least and are planning to offer him a new deal soon.

Since returning from a spell on the sidelines due to a thigh injury at the start of November, Wan-Bissaka has made an instant return to the first-team picture, featuring in 11 of United’s 15 Premier League matches.

Having lost his place in the starting XI to Diogo Dalot at some point earlier this year, Wan-Bissaka was linked with a return to former club Crystal Palace last summer but always maintained his desire to remain in the red half of Manchester.

“It has been my intention to stay but during that period (out of the team) my aim was just to play, everyone loves playing and it makes me happy,” Wan-Bissaka told the Telegraph.

“During that time I would do anything to play again – I am happy here, I have been happy since I’ve joined and that is what I worked for and what I continue to work for.”

The 26-year-old joins Victor Lindelof in having been handed a one-year extension, in stark contrast to Raphael Varane and Anthony Martial, who are set to become free agents at the end of the campaign after United opted against triggering their extension clauses.

Off the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Nottingham Forest last time out, Wan-Bissaka and Man United will be targeting a return to winning ways when they visit the DW Stadium in face off against Wigan Athletic in Monday’s FA Cup third-round tie.

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