Manchester United Football Club have been on a huge upward spiral since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took charge.
The Red Devils’ biggest win came at Wembley Stadium yesterday, with David de Gea stealing the show with another legendary performance.
Our world-class Spaniard made 11 saves in the match – which is the most im a Premier League game this season. He kept Harry Kane and company at bay, aiding United to a huge three points that drew them level with Arsenal in the table.
However, the huge contractual shadow is still hanging over United. De Gea is yet to commit to a new long-term contract; although United did activate a one-year extension clause in his current deal, ensuring that he remains at Old Trafford until at least next summer.
The fans all want him to stay, and it seems as though the dressing room shares a similar view. Jesse Lingard was speaking about his teammate to the media after United’s 1-0 win, and the Englishman has urged his #1 to stick around.
“We want him to stay. Having a ‘keeper like that gives you extra confidence. He’s a great goalkeeper,” Lingard told the media, including the Manchester Evening News.
“It’s a normal day for him! He was excellent. They looked like scoring but he’s saved us. We see that in training and it pays off when it comes to the big games. Some of his saves, you’re like, ‘Oh my god’. He’s one of the best keepers in the world, if not the best.”
We’re lucky to have him, we’re privileged to call him one of our own. The fans adore him, he always gives his all for the cause. When his proposed move to Real Madrid broke down a few years ago, I always felt more confident that he’d stay here for the remainder of his career. Now, that looks much more likely following Thibaut Courtois’ move to the Spanish capital.
Now, the ball is in United’s court. Pay the man what he wants, give him an absurd weekly wage if we have to – because he more than deserves it.
Honestly, though, the deal would likely have to be arranged this summer. If not, I can see United cashing in to ensure they get some sort of transfer money for the 27-year-old.