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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Comments On David De Gea Contract Amid Man Utd Standoff

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated he is hopeful David de Gea will end his standoff with Man Utd and sign a new contract.

De Gea’s current deal is approaching its final nine months, and the Spaniard will be able to enter pre-contract negotiations with other clubs from January.

United have been in talks with de Gea and his representatives for some time, with rumours suggesting he had verbally agreed on a new six-year deal.

Now Solskjaer has confirmed discussions have taken place and expects the matter to be concluded soon.

“I want David to stay here,” Solskjaer said. “He knows that and he’s the best goalkeeper in the world, we’ve seen that over the years and I hope I can make sure he’ll finish his career at Man United at the highest level.

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“And there have been loads of talks, lots of discussions between David and the club and hopefully we can get it done.”

PSG were said to have made an offer to sign the 28-year-old in the summer, but have since cooled their interest after landing Keylor Navas.

De Gea’s position at United has also been strengthened by the faith shown in him by his boss after Solskjaer made him first-team captain in the absence of Ashley Young earlier in the season.

Solskjaer is hopeful the Spaniard will commit to United (Image: AFP/Getty Images)
He also values the working relationship he has with goalkeeper coach Emilio Alvarez, and the support was shown to him by club staff after making a series of mistakes at the end of last season.

De Gea is in line to become one of the top earners at Old Trafford with a £350,000 per week deal on the table.

Former United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has suggested however that the Red Devils should not be afraid to look elsewhere if their no.1 does not wish to commit.

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