The defender, whose contract runs out at the end of next season, has cemented himself as indispensable under Jose Mourinho.
He featured on 46 occasions last season and has started ten of Man United’s first twelve Premier League games of the new campaign.
According to the Mail‘s Chris Wheeler, United could activate a 12-month extension clause on his deal in the summer but want to agree fresh terms which would see his wages go from £80,000 to £120,000-a-week.
Mourinho placed considerable emphasis in the summer on nailing down a new central defender but it looks as if the club is leaning more towards consolidating what they have.
The same can be said for several positions: Marouane Fellaini was given a new deal in the summer, while Ander Herrera, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Juan Mata, Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia are all reportedly in talks over new deals.
Supporters are keen for their club to oversee a comprehensive overhaul of personnel – and have done for some time – but those within the United hierarchy, for one reason or another, clearly see things quite differently.