Jose Mourinho: I know David De Gea wants to stay

Jose Mourinho: I know David De Gea wants to stay

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho insists goalkeeper David De Gea wants to remain with the club despite rumours linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.

The Spain international was once again the hero for Mourinho’s side as his world class saved ensured Young Boys would not take the lead before Marouane Fellaini’s late winner.

Following the match, the under pressure Mourinho paid homage to his number one shotstopper, insisting a new deal may not be too far away.

“He’s a world class player,” Mourinho said of De Gea.

“He’s the best goalkeeper in the world and if our ambitions are to be a big club, to be a winning club, you need the best goalkeeper in the world and you need also some other players the best in the world.

“We have the best goalkeeper in the world and I know he wants to stay, I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that.

“So hopefully sooner or later they reach a conclusion.”

De Gea’s current contract, which is set to expire at the end of the season, has a 12-month clause which can be activated if required but United officials are hoping of reaching a new long-term agreement.

Recently, he has been linked with moves to the likes of Juventus and PSG.

 

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