Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful David De Gea will eventually sign a new contract at Manchester United.
The Spaniard is yet to commit his long-term future to the club, despite reports that the six-year deal was agreed this summer.
De Gea’s current deal runs out next summer, meaning he has the chance to talk to potential suitors in January to negotiate a pre-contract agreement.
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“I want David to stay here,” Solskjaer said in this morning’s press conference, as quoted by Manchester Evening News.
“He knows that and he’s the best goalkeeper in the world, we’ve seen that over the years and I hope I can make sure he’ll finish his career at Man United at the highest level.
“And there have been loads of talks, lots of discussions between David and the club and hopefully we can get it done.”
Let’s hope an agreement will be announced in the near future as United fans are becoming increasingly frustrated that the 28-year-old’s future remains uncertain.
Despite making a series of mistakes last season and his latest error against Crystal Palace, De Gea is still a world class goalkeeper and has more than proved his worth to United since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011. Perhaps his performances will improve again on the pitch when his future is finally resolved.
De Gea committing his future to the club will leave Solskjaer one less player to worry about in his long-term rebuild at Old Trafford.