Mourinho confirms De Gea will sign new contract at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho has confirmed that David de Gea is set to sign a new contract, and has thanked his agent for not trying to push for a move to Real Madrid.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has long been linked with a move to the Spanish giants, but following the 11th hour breakdown of a move to the Bernabeu in 2015, has since looked like leaving.

There have been a lot of reports in recent months suggesting that he is about to sign a lucrative long-term extension to his deal, and Jose Mourinho has confirmed that this will be done ‘as soon as possible’.

“David is a Manchester United player, he will sign a new contract as soon as possible, he likes it here,” Mourinho told MUTV.

“We love him, we want him to stay. He wants to stay.

“I think it was a collective situation involving the player, the agent and Manchester United. The agent didn’t create a war to try to achieve his objectives.

“He respected the club. He respected the player. The player was always keen to stay and happy to stay.

“The club understood how important he was and was always trying to give him the conditions to make him happy, so credit to all three.”

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