Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho believes that Manchester United is unlikely to reach new terms with Spanish international David De Gea.
De Gea’s contract could be extended to 2020 once the Red Devils management activate the one year extension clause which is in his current deal. Mourinho is pessimistic that the contract extension deal will materialize.
“I am not confident,” Mourinho told Sky Sports, when asked about the prospect of De Gea signing a new contract. “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.”
United were able to lure Luke Shaw to a deal after the three lions seemed likely to depart the club on Bosman terms next summer, but Juan Mata, Ashley Young and Andre Herrera makes up the list of Red Devils players currently in the last month of their contract.
Anthony Martial remains another player whose future with the Manchester club remains uncertain. The Frenchman who earlier had rift with Jose Mourinho, seems to have recovered his goal scoring form.
Manchester United host Everton in the Premier league clash of the weekend.