Manchester United Interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that he wants Manchester duo Anthony Martial and David De Gea to commit their future to the Manchester club on long term basis.
The Red Devils have brought contract extension forms for the players but the duo have refused to commit their future to the Old Trafford.
Solskjaer is hoping to convince the players to remain at the club, referring to Old Trafford as the best place for them.
“I know the club want them to sign, of course, because they are top-quality players,” the Norwegian told UK newspapers.
“It’s down to the players, but when you’re at Man United there isn’t a lot of greener grass on the other side. You are at the best place. It’s 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.”
Solskjaer recalled how he remained at the theatre of dreams for 11 years seasons despite lack of game time.
Though Martial and De Gea features in a different role, Solskjaer explained why he remained at the Old Trafford during his playing days.
“I had loads of offers and possibilities to move but the manager [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,” Solskjaer said.
“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 wasn’t sure the grass was greener somewhere else. I had a period when I wasn’t playing. I would get angry. Then he would put me in the team and I would feel a big part of it and important.”
United host Bournemouth on Sunday with a win enough to bring the Manchester club within five points of fifth placed Arsenal.