Manchester United fans are now in panic mode after Jose Mourinho’s latest comments. The Red Devils manager isn’t confident that David de Gea will sign a new deal, with the Spaniard’s current contract running out this summer.
The club does hold the option to extend De Gea’s contract by another year, which is something that they’ll presumably take up in the not too distant future.
With that said, all it will do is prolong the pain, while ensuring that United could potentially get some sort of transfer fee back for the 27-year-old; although that’d mean losing him at this season’s end, rather than risking letting him go for free in another twelve months.
Before United’s crunch game with Everton, De Gea has given his take on the situation. He has deflected talk about his deal, while trying to concentrate on the upcoming game on Sunday.
“You have to be focused on what’s important,” he told Sky Sports.
“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.
“You don’t have time to think about things that aren’t as important as football and the points that are at stake in the games that we have to win and do well in.”
Once again, De Gea is handling this like the consummate professional that we all know he is. Not once has he moaned nor forced an exit, instead, the Spaniard has kept working hard behind the scenes and continued to prove that he is the best in the business.
We’re lucky to have him, but I fear that he may move on in the summer. Why should he stay? United cannot offer him trophies, which is what he’s in the game for. We’re best enjoying him while we can, because it could be all-change in between the sticks next season.