Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is set to sign a new contract with the club, which should put an end to the speculation linking him with a move to Spain.
The 27-year-old has fully established himself as one of the finest ‘keepers in European football during his 7-year stay at Old Trafford, producing world-class saves time and time again as well as marshalling the defence in front of him with unerring confidence.
De Gea has now made over 300 appearances for the Red Devils and his continued presence in the starting XI has been crucial given the fact that the team has struggled to hit the same heights since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club in 2013. The Spanish shot-stopper was part of the last United team to win the Premier League title under Fergie, but since then he has had to bail his teammates out left, right and centre during their steady decline.
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Jose Mourinho’s men are once again failing to match expectations at the start of their latest league campaign, narrowly beating Leicester City on the opening day but losing to Brighton 3-2 in an inept and disappointing display on Sunday.
Given the current problems the club faces in terms of trying to emerge as title contenders once again, it is essential that they manage to hold on to their star man between the sticks and according to The Manchester Evening News, he will now be offered a contract extension amid continued links with Real Madrid.
De Gea hasn’t had the best summer of his career after being criticised for his performances at the World Cup in Russia with Spain and so far seemingly bringing that shakey form back with him to club duty, but there is still no doubting his quality.
The tough matches will keep coming thick and fast for United, with the latest one as early as next Monday night against high-flying Tottenham at Old Trafford. Supporters will hope that the best goalkeeper in English football signs his new deal quickly, before showing the kind of performances which earned him that title once again as the new season continues.