Well, folks, here is the news we were all dreading. Manchester United Football Club could be about to lose one of their key superstars for free.
Jose Mourinho met the media today ahead of the Red Devils’ clash with Everton, and he admitted that he isn’t confident that David de Gea will put pen to paper on a new long-term contract.
The Spaniard, 27, has until the summer on his current contract, although the club do have the option to extend that by a further year if they so choose; which we’ll assume they’ll be activating in the not too distant future…
“I am not confident,” he told Sky Sports. “I cannot find the word in English, but let’s see what happens.”
“Only the club, David and his people can answer that. My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and, if the club want to be better than it is and not worse, obviously it would be very important to keep David”
It’s a tough situation. We all want De Gea to stay, that much is obvious. However, could you really blame him if he wanted to move on and try his hand elsewhere?
He’s the best goalkeeper in the business, he deserves trophies year-in-year-out. Unfortunately, we simply cannot offer him that at this point in time. If that’s his prerogative, no amount of money will convince him to stay.
It just goes to show what a mess United are in at the moment. They’d rather seal deals for a new watch sponsor than work on tying down our best player to a new contract. For us supporters, it feels like football is no longer the most important thing, and that’s a huge shame.