Ashley Fletcher turns down new contract at Manchester United – report

by Tanveer Arayan

Ashley Fletcher has turned down a new contract offer at Manchester United, according to reports.

His current deal at Old Trafford is set to expire next week and he allegedly turned down the deal to weigh up his options for next season.

The 20-year-old’s impressive performances have attracted interest from Leeds and other second-tier sides wanting to land his services this summer.

Man United are expected to return to him with an improved proposal but a transfer away from Old Trafford could be on the cards as he searches for first-team game time, which he may not find under Jose Mourinho next season.

He’s had a remarkable loan spell at Barnsley and they were also interested in making his loan move permanent but United should be looking to commit his future at the club after all the potential he has shown.

Fletcher has proven he can score goals but there is plenty of competition at United with the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Andreas Pereira James Wilson and Memphis Depay also wanting new opportunities under Jose Mourinho.

The club’s ethos has always been to promote young players and it was one of the few positives of Louis van Gaal’s reign last season but he may need to wait for his chance or could even go on another loan spell to ensure he’s getting regular game-time, if his showings last season are anything to go off letting him leave the club should not even be an option.

You may also like