Ander Herrera and Juan Mata contract talks ongoing at Manchester United

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera

Discussions are ongoing between Manchester United and Spanish duo Juan Mata and Ander Herrera regarding new deals at the club, Sky Sports News understands.

Both players' contracts are due to expire at the end of the season, with team-mates Anthony Martial, David de Gea and Ashley Young also in the final year of their current deals.

On Monday, Sky Sports News reported United are in discussions with Young over a new one-year contract for the defender.

Juan Mata and Ander Herrera
Image: Juan Mata has started five Premier League matches this season, while Ander Herrera has started just twice

Mata, who joined from Chelsea in 2014, last had a one-year contract extension triggered back in January.

The 30-year-old has started five of United's 12 Premier League games this season, scoring once in October's 3-2 win over Newcastle.

Meanwhile, Herrera has started in the league just twice, coming off the bench on four occasions, with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Fred and Marouane Fellaini all clocking up more minutes in midfield.

Manchester United's Marouane Fellaini and Nemanja Matic react to David Silva's opening goal for Manchester City in their 3-1 derby win at the Etihad Stadium
Image: Marouane Fellaini, Nemanja Matic are among the midfielders to have clocked up more minutes than Ander Herrera

Herrera, 29, had been linked with a move to former club Athletic Bilbao in the summer, but in August he reiterated his desire to stay at Old Trafford.

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"I am going to try to give everything in every training session and every game to deserve a new contract," he said. "After that, we have to speak to the club and we will see. The contract will not come if I don't give my best.

"When you play for one of the top five clubs in the world, you don't want to leave. You want to stay as long as possible."

Jose Mourinho's side next face Crystal Palace at Old Trafford on November 24.

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