Manchester United are progressing in talks over new contracts for a number of first team players, as Erik ten Hag looks to build on his outstanding progress since taking charge at Old Trafford.

United are third in the Premier League table and just five points behind leaders Arsenal, who later this week face a crunch battle against second-placed Manchester City, and have an outside chance of competing for the title if form continues in Ten Hag's debut season.

The Dutchman's side are the only team in Europe competing on four fronts, and play Barcelona in the Europa League later this week with a trip to Wembley also on the horizon against Newcastle in the Carabao Cup final later this month.