De Gea agrees terms for new contract but faces fight to remain first-choice at United

David de Gea has agreed terms with Manchester United for his new and extended deal at Old Trafford.

According to The Telegraph, the new contract will include a reduced salary from his current £375,000 a week wages, as well as incentives for his performances and the number of matches played.

The Spaniard’s form has often faltered this season but generally, you could say it’s been a poor one. Several mistakes have, at times, cost United games, with his most recent error gifting West Ham United an unlikely win as the Reds’ grip on the top four loosens.

United’s hierarchy did have the option to trigger a one-year extension on his current contract but opted against that in order to tackle the jaw-dropping wage bill they’ve racked up at Old Trafford.

Ten Hag backs De Gea

The report suggests that De Gea’s future at the club is not guaranteed to be as the No.1, however, he certainly has Erik ten Hag’s backing – to the media, anyway. The manager reiterated his stance on the goalkeeper following the loss at the London Stadium on Sunday, insisting that the 32-year-old has his complete trust.

Ten Hag added: “The most clean sheets in the Premier League, so we would not be in this position without him.”

A tight budget and lack of clarity on the ownership situation leaves Ten Hag with his hands tied heading into the summer transfer window. A clinical striker is an utmost priority, but another ‘keeper wouldn’t go amiss in the eyes of the fans either.

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  1. I don’t think De Gea is the sort of player who can take this team to the next level.I don’t know how many fans out there are celebrating this contract extension.We obviously celebrated the Garnacho one but this one leaves us with a lot of mixed feelings.

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