Manchester United are hopeful of securing first team players Diogo Dalot and Marcus Rashford to new long-term contracts with the club in the coming months, 90min understands.

Dalot and Rashford are among nine United players who will see their contracts expire as it stands in summer 2023, though the club hold options to trigger one-year extensions on most of those deals.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Fred, David de Gea and Luke Shaw are among the other names with less than a year to run on their United contracts, though it's Dalot and Rashford in particular who have impressed in the first six matches of the new Premier League season – to the point where the club are considering tying both down for the long term.

Rashford has three goals – coming in games against Liverpool and Arsenal, no less – in the opening weeks of the domestic season, with an additional two assists to his name. The 24-year-old's form has picked up under new manager Erik ten Hag and his assistant Steve McClaren after a full pre-season and regular football at centre forward and from the left side of attack.

But for another injury sustained recently, Rashford had been expected to return to Gareth Southgate's England squad for the upcoming internationals with Italy and Germany, and has played himself back into contention to make the Three Lions' World Cup squad with recent club performances.

Rashford had lost his place in the team after a poor spell of form last season under managers Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, while the player has been suffering with injuries for large spells in the last couple of seasons.