David De Gea reportedly signs five year Manchester United contract

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new long term contract with the club, reports the Express.

Citing reports from Italy, it has been suggested that the Spanish ace, who has been in remarkable form throughout the course of the season, has now put pen to paper on a new five-year deal worth £140,000-a-week with the club. 

Staying at United 

It appears, then, that the goalkeeper will remain at Old Trafford until 2020, which will come as a major boost for fans of the Red Devils. 

The long term future of De Gea has been uncertain of late, with Spanish giants Real Madrid reportedly interested in his signature. In fact, the former Atletico shot-stopper had been linked with a huge £50 million move to the club, but it now appears that he will stay in Manchester. 

There's no doubt about it, De Gea is worth every penny as he's been in tremendous form over the past 18 months or so. Under David Moyes last term, he was named the club's Player of the Year, and he's been just as good under Louis van Gaal this season. 

Despite the club's vulnerable back-line, he's proved to be United's most consistent asset under the Dutch regime. In fact, despite the club's signing of Victor Valdes earlier this month, De Gea has played in every single game under Van Gaal this term. 

The best 

Alongside Chelsea ace Thibaut Courtois, many now recognise De Gea as the best 'keeper in England's elite division.

With De Gea set to stay, United fans will now be hoping the club sort out their back-line sooner rather than later, as they go in search of long term success. 

De Gea and Co. will currently be gearing themselves up for this weekend's Premier League showdown with Leicester City. The Red Devils will be on the lookout for revenge after being on the wrong side of a 5-3 scoreline against Nigel Pearson's side earlier on in this campaign. 

The United 'keeper will no doubt be hoping for an easier day between the sticks, as Van Gaal's side look to get back to winning ways. 

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