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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hoping to convince David de Gea and Anthony Martial to commit their long-term futures to Manchester United.

Manchester United have managed to tie both players down to the summer of 2020 by taking out options on their contracts, but it is not the long-term commitment the club wanted.


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Speculation continues to link them with a move away, but Solskjaer says they can be in no better place than where they are right now and hopes they will eventually sign long-term deals.

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“I know the club want them to sign because they are top quality players,” Solskjaer said. “It’s down to the players but when you’re at Man United there isn’t a lot of greener grass on the other side. You are at the best place. It’s the biggest club in the world.

“For me, I would hope I can help or guide these players to maybe tip them over to thinking they want to stay at this club. If you are a regular at Manchester United, I think you should grasp the opportunity to stay here and become part of the history.

“I had loads of offers and possibilities to move but the manager (Ferguson) sat me down and told me I was going to be an important part of his team, his squad and I was going to play enough games.

“I felt privileged to play here. I am also stubborn. The club agreed to sell me to Spurs one time and I said ‘no, thank you.’ My agent wanted me to go, but I knew I was at the best place.”

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