Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is unsure if Antonio Valencia will reach an agreement with Manchester United to extend his deal beyond this season.
Valencia, United’s captain, has featured only eight times this season after being dropped by former manager Jose Mourinho and struggling with injury since Solskjaer’s arrival in December.
His current deal expires at the end of the season, but United have an option – which runs out at 5pm on Friday – to trigger a further one-year extension for the right-back.
Asked about Valencia’s future ahead of Saturday’s visit of Southampton, Solskjaer said: “At the moment I’m not sure if Man United and Antonio will agree on [a deal for] the next year.
“He’s not 100 per cent fit, he’s had a fantastic career here at Manchester United and in England. He’s one of the only Premier League winners left in the dressing room.
“It depends on if he gets on the pitch in the next few months. He’s the captain and a great servant to the club so hopefully I can get him on the pitch to show what he can do.”