Manchester United are confident that Marcus Rashford and Diogo Dalot will extend their contracts with the club after impressing in the early months of Erik ten Hag's reign as manager, 90min understands.

Both players are among a number of United first-teamers who are out of contract in 2023, though United do hold optional one-year extensions they can trigger to protect themselves from losing any players in question on free transfers in June.

The likes of David de Gea, Luke Shaw and Cristiano Ronaldo are among a host of players who are able to speak to foreign clubs from January if circumstances don't change, but decisions are to be made on how the club proceed once the domestic season pauses for the World Cup to take place later this month.

United are though progressing with talks for Rashford and Dalot, who are among United's best performers so far this term. It's understood their plans are on course and United already know they would like both to extend long-term, and they're hopeful matters with both could be concluded before the end of the year.