Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends warnings to Man Utd stars David de Gea and Anthony Martial
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Anthony Martial and David de Gea the grass isnt always greener amid continuing speculation over their long term Manchester United futures.
De Gea is currently contracted until 2020 but wants assurances over the future direction of the club and is seeking parity with Uniteds top earners before penning a new deal.
Martial, meanwhile, came close to quitting United in the summer having been frozen out by Jose Mourinho but is now expected to sign a new contract and Solskjaer believes both players would be wise to remain at Old Trafford.
I know the club want them to sign, of course, because they are top quality players, Solskjaer said ahead of his third game in charge, against Bournemouth, at Old Trafford on Sunday.
Its down to the players, but when youre at Man United there isnt a lot of greener grass on the other side. You are at the best place. Its 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 [Sir Alex 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.
I wasnt sure the grass was greener somewhere else. I had a period when I wasnt playing. I would get angry. Then he [Ferguson] would put me in the team and I would feel a big part of it and important. But were not talking about squad players now – we are talking about top players.
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