Jose Mourinho confirms David De Gea will sign new contract soon

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has confirmed David de Gea is set to sign a new contract.

De Gea is on the brink of a new long-term deal with United delighted they rebuffed repeated Real Madrid attempts to land the Spain keeper before eventually giving up this summer and signing Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.

Mourinho said: “David is a Manchester United player, he will sign a new contract as soon as possible, he likes it here.

“We love him, we want him to stay. He wants to stay.

“I think it was a collective situation involving the player, the agent and Manchester United. The agent didn’t create a war to try to achieve his objectives.

“He respected the club. He respected the player. The player was always keen to stay and happy to stay.

“The club understood how important he was and was always trying to give him the conditions to make him happy, so credit to all three.”

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