Manchester United have had such a bad time of it over the last year that they were even 1-0 down to Crystal Palace in my dream last night. I’ll let you know what happens in the second half, after my afternoon nap.
But one of the players who hasn’t been in any way culpable for the substandard showing is the brilliant stopper David de Gea.
He has not only become a solid stopper for Manchester United but actually makes goalkeeping sexy with his spectacular saves and almost impossibly good reflexes.
Manchester United’s signing of Victor Valdes has naturally lead to even more speculation about the future of De Gea, with the big two in Spain clearly in need of long-term solutions between the sticks.
De Gea is a sensational keeper – an all round maestro for Manchester United – and he would undoubtedly do great credit to both La Liga shirts.
But we feel quite sure that Manchester United didn’t buy Valdes as a prelude to selling De Gea. United don’t sell players that they want to keep without a major fight. The last two leave against the clubs will was Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009 and that was part of a gentleman’s agreement struck some time before between Sir Alex and the brilliant Portuguese.
The Daily Star reports that Manchester United are about to offer the lad a huge new contract to stave off the suitors:
Man United star David De Gea offered staggering £140,000-a-week deal
We have said it before and are happy to repeat ourselves. We think that De Gea will stay for another whole season after this one, at least.
Manchester United fans: concerned?