Mourinho: ‘De Gea not for sale’

Jose Mourinho has categorically ruled out that David de Gea will be sold, amid speculation of increasing interest from Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have been heavily linked with an interest in the Spanish international for a number of years, with the height of the speculation coming in the summer of 2015. Manchester United agreed a £29m deal with the Spanish giants only for the deal to collapse after the paperwork was not filed on time. Days later, De Gea signed a new four year deal with an option to extend for a further year.

However, with 18 months left on his initial contract, and Real Madrid still searching for a new goalkeeper, speculation has once again started to rise of a potential return to the Spanish capital for the United ‘keeper.

However, speaking to the media, Mourinho insisted that De Gea, nor any other of the clubs top players, will be allowed to leave, saying ‘it makes no sense’.

The Portuguese said:

“Do you think a club that is trying to attract the best players is the club that is open to sell the best players? It makes no sense.

“If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis [Sanchez], [Nemanja] Matic and [Paul] Pogba and so on.

“And [we] don’t let our best players go.”

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