Good news for Man United as key target refuses to sign new contract

The supposed refusal of Inter Milan defender, Milan Skriniar targeted by Manchester United to sign an extension to his contract been declared good news for the Old Trafford club.

Slovakian player who plies his trade for Inter Milan has declined an extension to his contract. His ongoing contract is due to expire in 2022 but his club want to retain his services for the foreseeable future.

The 23-year-old defender joined Inter Milan last season from Sampdoria. He has since gone on to make nine impressive starts for his club this season. His displays against city rivals AC Milan last week has been positively reported.

United and fellow London rivals Manchester City are interested in the young defender. His contract situation has seen links to the player intensify.

Jose Mourinho desperately needed a centre back last summer but the board refused to sanction such a deal. He is stuck with Lindelof and Chris Smalling who have been saddled with the responsibility of shutting attackers out. A task that seem rather daunting considering the quality of the duo.

The club has shipped in goals for free this season due to the dearth of quality in that department. If the club can sanction a deal for Skriniar, he will hopefully be an upgrade to the quantity presently in the payroll of the club.