Will they stay or will they go?
DE GEA CAMP CONFIDENT HE WILL SIGN NEW UNITED DEAL
DAVID de Gea’s camp remain ‘optimistic’ he will sign a new contract with United.
The 27-year-old has entered the final year of his deal at Old Trafford but the Reds do have the option of triggering a one-year extension - and that appears a mere formality.
Indeed, United have never been more confident of tying their No.1 down beyond that after long-time suitors Real Madrid completed the signing of Thibaut Courtois in the summer.
The key now is proving to De Gea the club can still match his ambitions in his peak years.
M.E.N. Sport understands both camps remain ‘optimistic’ a new deal will finally be agreed and De Gea has again been moved by the support of United, ‘especially the fans’, following a turbulent World Cup.
De Gea’s partner of eight years, Edurne, has moved to Manchester and the keeper said he was ‘really happy’ at United just last month.
“I feel we love this club, the fans, all the people who work for this club, so I’m really happy to be at this club,” he said.
“It’s one of the best clubs in the world so, for me, it’s really good to be part of this club.”
De Gea came perilously close to joining Madrid on deadline day in 2015 after sitting out the first six games of the season, but was handed a huge ovation by the United fans on his return to the starting line-up.
The four-time Sir Matt Busby player of the year winner remains an immensely popular figure with supporters and they gave him a great reception when he returned to Old Trafford after a disappointing World Cup with Spain.