Man United have told David de Gea they will not make him the club's highest paid player

Man United are unwilling to meet David de Gea's financial demands

David de Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in the world. There is no doubt about that.

The Spanish goalkeeper has earned that reputation at Manchester United, the club he has played for since 2011.

But, there's a chance he may not be at the club much longer.

De Gea's contract runs out in the summer of 2020 and the two parties have been locked in negotiations for some time.

Man United obviously want to extend his stay but they have so far been unable to offer De Gea an acceptable deal.

The Evening Standard gave an update this week, saying that De Gea is in danger of pricing himself out of a new deal.

And now Duncan Castles has reported that Man United are unwilling to meet his demands.

In his column for the Daily Record, Castles writes that De Gea wants a salary to match that of Alexis Sanchez's, the highest paid player at the club.

De Gea believes his performances are worth that much and he is willing to leave the club if his demands are not met.

However, Ed Woodward is believed to have 'made it clear' that he will not offer him a contract that would put him on terms with Sanchez.

Woodward feels he was wrong to match Sanchez's demands and doesn't want to repeat that mistake.

It seems that if De Gea doesn't reduce his demands, he won't be a Man United player much longer.

Solskjaer addressed talk over De Gea's future on Friday, saying that an agreement between both parties is out of his hands. 

David de Gea is prepared to leave Man United if his demands aren't met

"No updates from me on that one," Solskjaer said when asked about De Gea's future, per Sky Sports.

"Of course, the club and David are in dialogue, so hopefully they'll agree.

"It's out of my hands anyway, but I'm sure we'll do what we can."

Solskjaer went on to rave about the 28-year-old's ability.

Ed Woodward does not want to make David de Gea Man United's highest paid player

"David's done fantastic since he came," he continued. "The club really showed how much they wanted him back in the day when Eric (Steele, goalkeeping coach) and the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson) found him.

"There was probably 'keepers there that were better at that time, but the belief that the manager showed in him, with the criticism that he got early, just pays dividends now with the performances.

"He's been player of the year for I don't know how many years, the last four or five years, so we're grateful to have him.

"Then again, we've got Sergio (Romero) and Lee (Grant), so it's a fantastic goalkeeper department that we have, so I don't think there's any manager in the world that will beat me in that respect."

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