Date: 13th February 2023 at 8:31am
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Manchester United left it late to beat Leeds United on Sunday, with a 2-0 win coming courtesy of two goals in the final ten minutes at Elland Road. 

Erik ten Hag’s side were held to a draw by The Whites when they mat at Old Trafford on Wednesday, and the hosts were competitive throughout on Sunday.

Manager-less Leeds ultimately fell short though, with late goals from Marcus Rashford and Alejandro Garnacho securing all three points for The Red Devils.

Garnacho, 18, continued his meteoric rise with yet another goal for United, taking his tally for the club to three goals.

Now, the youngster is believed to be close to signing a contract extension at Old Trafford.

As per Fabrizio Romano, United have sent the proposed extension to Garnacho’s representatives, with talks said to be advanced.

It is claimed that subjects such as image rights and the length of the deal are currently causing slight hold ups, but the club are confident that an agreement will be reached sooner rather than later.

Garnacho is set to sign a new contract with United

Garnacho joined United from Atletico Madrid’s youth setup back in 2020, and emerged in the Premier League earlier this season.

The teenager made his debut against Chelsea towards the end of last season, but has established himself within the first team at Old Trafford this term, making 23 appearances across all competitions so far.

The Argentina youth international has scored three goals and provided five assists for United so far, including a late winner against Fulham back in November.

At present, Garnacho’s current contract is set to expire at the end of next season, which would mean the player could sign a pre-contract agreement with any foreign club next January.

United are therefore keen to tie him down to a long-term deal, although it is unclear how long his extension will be.

The Red Devils paid around £250k to sign Garnacho from Atletico three years ago, but the forward’s value will undoubtedly have increased drastically since then.

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