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David de Gea should sign a new five-year deal at Manchester United, claims Peter Schmeichel

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Former Mancester United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel wants David de Gea to commit his long term future to the club with it looking increasingly likely the Spaniard will remain at Old Trafford.

The saga involving De Gea and Real Madrid has dragged on throughout the summer, and as the La Liga transfer deadline approaches on August 31 it seems unlikely Los Blancos will tie up a deal for the Red Devils' stopper.

Louis van Gaal has left the 24-year-old out of his squad since the season began and reports claimed the relationship between manager and player had completely broken down.

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However, Schmeichel would like to see De Gea sign a new five-year deal at Old Trafford and put speculation over his future to bed, as per Sky Sports, he said: "I hope that we'll see him. I hope that some kind of resolution is found within the next couple of days.

"I would love David de Gea to commit to Manchester United, you know, and sign a new five-year contract. He has been absolutely outstanding in the last two seasons.

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"But I also understand when Real Madrid - who are from his home town - when they come calling, of course you want to go back there.

"I think everyone would think like that so I've got great understanding. I'm very, very thankful for what he's done for Manchester United and I would hold nothing against him if he moves on.

"But I want the situation to be resolved. I think it's an absolute joke that it's carried on into the season."

PROLONGED GOODBYES

It seems incredibly unlikely De Gea will sign a new contract having made his wishes to join Real Madrid clear, and rejecting a big money offer to remain at Old Trafford over the summer.

It is expected the former Atletico Madrid player will now see out the remainder of his contract at Old Trafford before joining the Spanish giants on a free transfer next summer.

But with a European Championship next summer De Gea will be desperate to play football and that can only be good news for Manchester United as they challenge for silverware on four fronts.

Sergio Romero is the current number one at Old Trafford in the absence of De Gea, but if the Spaniard gets his head right and is willing to play for United there is no doubt he will be back in the starting line-up.

It remains to be seen whether his relationship with Van Gaal can be repaired, but it would be beneficial for both parties for the Spaniard to return to the team.

He may leave the club on a free transfer next summer, but if he can help United to the Premier League title it would be a fantastic way to end his Old Trafford career.

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