Manchester United lost their first league game under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer yesterday, but the overall outlook is still a positive one.
There are some ongoing concerns, though, one of those being the fact that David de Gea isn’t tied down to a new long-term contract. Now, in a report from the Evening Standard, it is being claimed that the Red Devils are unwilling to make the #1 United’s highest paid player.
Apparently, the club hold concerns over De Gea’s form while contract talks are ongoing – and it would make sense if the Spaniard is struggling due to having other things on his mind. That’s just natural.
United are prepared to pay him handsomely, mind, with the club ready to make De Gea the highest paid goalkeeper in the world on £350,000-a-week. Although the 28-year-old has rejected that deal up until this point.
It’s a shame because he has been magnificent for this club and there’s still no doubt in my mind that he’s the best in the business. It annoys me because Alexis Sanchez has done nothing to warrant his huge weekly wage, while the club aren’t willing to pay a key player the money he deserves. Unfortunately, that’s football.
For what it’s worth, I’d like to think both parties will eventually come to some agreement – but that better happen sooner rather than later…