David de Gea's future at Man Utd becomes clearer after wonder save vs Young Boys


Where would Manchester United be without David de Gea?

Since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011 the Spaniard has saved his club too many times to count with some stunning goalkeeping.

And he produced another world-class save to spare United's blushes during Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League.

A deflected shot in the 70th minute looked to be heading for the bottom-left corner, but De Gea - who was wrong-footed - sprung to his right and managed to claw the ball away from danger.

Goal-line technology later showed the ball was right on the line when De Gea made contact, but the 28-year-old had no right to get anywhere near it. Check out the save below.


Marouane Fellaini's 90th-minute winner sealed all three points for United but Jose Mourinho only wanted to talk about De Gea in his post-match press conference.

"He's a world-class player," said Mourinho. "He's the best goalkeeper in the world and we need the best goalkeeper in the world.

"You need also some other players who are the best in the world. In this is case, we have the best goalkeeper in the world and I know that he wants to stay.

"I know that his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know that the board wants him to stay, and hopefully, sooner or later, they arrive into a good conclusion."


De Gea's future is a cause for concern for Mourinho and United fans. It expires next summer, although United can trigger a 12-month extension.

But the important thing in any deal is that De Gea actually wants to stay and according to Manchester Evening News, there's reason to be positive on that front.

MEN's Ciaran Kelly reports that United and De Gea's camp are "optimistic" about a new contract, while De Gea himself has been "moved" by the fans' support in recent weeks.

De Gea's partner, Edurne Garcia, has also relocated to Manchester, which has fuelled speculation that he will commit.

"United and David de Gea's camp have been 'optimistic' he will sign new deal," wrote Kelly. "'Keeper's been moved by fans' support and his partner has relocated to Manchester.

"Key for United now is to prove they can match his ambition. Class act."

Clearly De Gea is open to staying, but ultimately his future hinges on United's success between now and the end of the season. Silverware and Champions League football are a must.

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