BBC Sport broke the news on Thursday night that the Red Devils are keen to keep hold of the Spaniard, who saw a move to Liga BBVA giants Real Madrid collapse on transfer deadline day last week, at the club and avoid him leaving on a free when his current deal expires at the end of the season.
The 24-year-old is yet to make an appearance for United this season as manager Louis van Gaal opted for summer signing Sergio Romero in between the sticks for the club’s first six games of the new season.
However, following the Argentinian’s mistake in the 2-1 defeat against Swansea City before the international break, De Gea could be handed a recall to the starting XI for the huge clash against bitter rivals Liverpool on Saturday evening.
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Take a look at the reaction the news has garnered on Twitter, with a selection of messages hinting that it’s not entirely positive for the Red Devils:
Don’t wanna be the prophet of doom or anything but DeGea will sign get his MASSIVE pay rise and head of to Madrid even richer next summer.
— Keith Russell (@Keith_Russell) September 10, 2015
De Gea is just ensuring Utd get a transfer fee for him next summer whilst giving himself a nice pay rise
— Ozil FC (@AgronArsenal) September 10, 2015
Certainly a good weekend ahead with the new of @D_DeGea signing a new contract. We love you David
— glory manutd (@Aayanfemi) September 10, 2015
De Gea was the reason we managed to scrape top four last season, think he might be the difference for us again this year is well.
— • (@UtdDi) September 10, 2015
Everyone getting excited by De Gea contract, but i bet you there is a 30 mill release clause
— James Wilson (@Wilsonian49) September 10, 2015
— 888sport (@888sport) September 10, 2015
I hope he stays, but still think De Gea will leave next summer even if he signs a new contract..
— P?3????s (@Posh_MUFC) September 10, 2015
‘Man United re-open contract talks with David de Gea.’ His agent right now… https://t.co/ZH5xsiotUU
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) September 10, 2015