De Gea focussing on football and not his contract talks

David de Gea has insisted that he is focussing on putting in some impressive performances for Manchester United, rather than extending his contract.

The Spanish number 1 has been in talks with Manchester United for a number of months regarding a new deal, but still, with little over six months to go on his current deal, he still hasn’t come to an agreement.

United still have an option to extend his deal by a further 12 months, so there is no massive rush to tie him down to a new contract, but speaking in his pre-match press conference yesterday, Jose Mourinho said he wasn’t confident that his ‘keeper will sign a new deal.

However, the ‘keeper has said that he isn’t focussing on his own contract talks and is only focussing on his own performances on the pitch:

“What matters is the team and all of us being focused on what we need to focus on, which is winning games, rather than contracts or any topics that can be a distraction. What matters is focusing on football,” De Gea told Sky Sports.

“We have an important game against Everton and we have some big fixtures over the coming months. I think that’s what matters, rather than thinking about anything else.”

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