David de Gea happy to have Jose Mourinho at Manchester United

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David de Gea has admitted that he is yet to speak to the new Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho but also insisted he does not need to.

The goalkeeper has been on international duty with Spain in the build up to Euro 2016, which kicks off this Friday when France take on Romania in the Stade de France.

But Mourinho has stolen much of the limelight in the build up to the competition after becoming the fourth man to manage Manchester United since the start of 2013.


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There is already much anticipation over what the Special One will do with the squad with a reported transfer budget of £250m and many fans of the Old Trafford outfit are expecting an immediate return to the top of the Premier League.

It seems De Gea is included in that. The three-time Player of the Season at Manchester United believes the club were right to replace Louis van Gaal with Mourinho, citing his will to win and claiming he is the kind of personality United have missed.

A winner

"I came to United to win trophies. It is true these last two years we have not been at the level the club deserves," De Gea told Cadena Ser.

"We hope that Mourinho, with his will to win, will make sure United do return to the top. I have not spoken with Mourinho and not asked team-mates about him. I think we already know him.

"At United we've missed a manager like Mourinho. With the personality and mindset of a winner. Getting him was right."

Staying in Manchester

De Gea's comments appear to suggest that he is very much committed to continuing his career with the Red Devils even though there will be no Champions League football next season.

Real Madrid fought hard to sign him last summer, coming within two minutes of completing a £35m deal. Throughout that transfer window, it was made clear that De Gea wanted to leave but it seems he is much more content with the Premier League club.

To add to that, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has seen Keylor Navas emerge as a world-class performer, meaning the need for a new goalkeeper is much less urgent than it was this time last year.

The fact that Mourinho has not felt the urge to contact De Gea also stands as strong evidence that the powers at Old Trafford are not concerned with his commitment. With Mourinho now in charge, De Gea seems ready to ride the wave back to the summit of European football.

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