The Spanish keeper’s, David De Gea contract expires in 2016 and the 24-year-old is aware of reports of interest from Real Madrid. Manchester United are confident David De Gea’s future is at Old Trafford.
United have not said if contract talks have begun, although it would be normal practice as the deal is about to enter its final 18 months. Senior club sources say they are “relaxed” about the future of a player that captain Wayne Rooney feels is “the best keeper in the world”.
De Gea, an £18.9m arrival from Atletico Madrid in 2011, was outstanding in Sunday’s 3-0 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford.
Even though former Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes is currently training with United as he recovers from major knee surgery, De Gea is still viewed as an integral part of Louis van Gaal’s squad. “David is important for us,” said Rooney. “His performances have been fantastic.”