The Red Devils have extended goalkeeper David De Gea’s contract for one year. This is in line with extension ability included in De Gea’s contract.
The Spaniard signed a new four-year contract in September 2015, after losing out on a transfer to Real Madrid on deadline day. The deal was due to expire in 2019 but United has chosen to extend the deal for a further year.
After United’s Champions League match on Tuesday Mourinho spoke on the player’s quality.
“He’s a world-class player, he’s the best goalkeeper in the world and if our ambitions are to be a big club, to be a winning club, you need the best goalkeeper in the world and you need also some other players who are the best in the world,” said United boss
“We have the best goalkeeper in the world and I know he wants to stay, I know his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that so hopefully sooner or later they will reach a conclusion.” He added
With the one year extension United now have more time to negotiate a longer term contract with De Gea.