I think it’s pretty widely regarding in the footballing world that David de Gea is without a doubt, one of the best. The Spaniard joined Manchester United as a boy, and now he is a man. As he’s approaching the peak of his powers, the inevitable transfer links have begun.
It wasn’t that long ago when Real Madrid were reportedly interested in signing our #1 when the summer transfer comes around. Heck, who can blame them for trying?
However, that hasn’t stopped the media asking the question of Jose Mourinho. The press asked our boss about his thoughts on the possibility of him leaving Old Trafford, but the self-proclaimed Special One is remaining calm about the whole situation – and admitted thoughts about De Gea’s future can wait until the end of the season.
“I’m not interested in the speculation,” Mourinho said, as per the Daily Telegraph. “If the player is he shouldn’t [be] because we are playing very important games and every match for us is crucial.”
“In the Premier League, we lose a match and the top four gets almost impossible. In the Europa League, we lose a match and we are in trouble, every match is a match that demands from us total focus. I don’t see David has a problem with attitude, the end of the season is the time when players can be thinking about what is going to happen with their careers but I think that is end of season.”
Honestly, this certainly seems like the right thing to do. David de Gea is a top player, but why would he let speculation distract him at such a pivotal point of the season? Not only is he a brilliant footballer but he also has the right mental fortitude to block all this stuff out.
Right now, he’ll continue to give it all to the Red Devils, I’ve no doubt about that. He’ll be hoping to be lifting another trophy aloft come May, and then he’ll worry about other things following that.
Obviously, I’d love for him to stay at Manchester United for the remainder of his career but sadly, that sometimes doesn’t happen for one reason or another. If De Gea does leave, then we have to thank him for his excellent services to our club and let him go with our blessing. We’ll just have to see what happens, though.