Solskjaer hopeful that David de Gea will extend his contract at Manchester United

first_imgAdvertisementAlthough David de Gea has not made it official, the Norwegian manager remains hopeful that the Spanish goalkeeper will extend his contract at Manchester United.With Manchester United lagging behind in defence, the 28-year-old goalie has been the constant saving grace under the bars.Therefore, it is not surprising that Ole Gunnar Solskjar would like to extend de Gea’s contract until 2020.A 12-month option in his current contract has been taken up, but no progress has been made in prolonging his association with the club past that point.When asked for an update on negotiations, the United caretaker manager said: “No updates from me. The club and David are in dialogue, hopefully, they’ll agree, it’s out of my hands but I’m sure we’ll do what we can.“David’s done fantastic since he came, the club really showed how much they wanted him back in the day when Eric [Steele] and the gaffer found him.“There were probably keepers there better at that time but the belief the manager showed in him with the criticism he got paid dividends.“He’s been player of the year I don’t know how many years, we’re grateful to have him.“Then again, we’ve got Sergio [Romero] and Lee [Grant], a fantastic goalkeeper department“I don’t think there’s any manager in the world who’ll beat me in that respect.”Advertisementlast_img