Ian Wright claims Man United in a strong position in David De Gea talks

Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright says Man United are well placed to tie De Gea down to a new deal

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Arsenal legend Ian Wright Photo: BT Sport

Ian Wright believes Man United will keep hold of David De Gea for the foreseeable future after Thibaut Courtois’ move to Real Madrid.

De Gea has been ever-present between the sticks for Man United at the start of the season, once again proving himself to be one of the best shot-stoppers in the business.

Jose Mourinho’s men have had a miserable start to the campaign, winning just 10 points out of a possible 18, but it could have been much worse had the Spaniard not been at his best in recent weeks.

The 27-year-old produced two fantastic saves against Wolves during a 1-1 raw at Old Trafford on Saturday, which spared the team blushes against the newly promoted outfit.

Over the last few weeks, there have been widespread reports that De Gea is on the verge of signing a contract extension with Man United and Wright insists that the club is in a great position to keep hold of their star player.

“As long as he was putting the match-winning performances, he was the man,” Wright told Sky Sports. “As long as Real Madrid want him, De Gea had Man United on a string. Now they’ve got Courtois. Man United hold all the aces now.”

Real Madrid had chased De Gea relentlessly over the last three years or so and came very close to signing him at one stage, but their acquisition of Courtois from Chelsea this summer finally put an end to those rumours.

Man United will now hope that the Spanish number one signs on the dotted line as soon as possible to commit his long-term future to the club, with the team still in dire need of his services on the pitch.

De Gea will likely make a return to action in the Premier League on Saturday, as Mourinho’s men travel to London to face West Ham United at the Olympic Stadium.

MORE: Latest Manchester United news and views

MORE: Football transfer rumours and gossip

[Message clipped] View entire message

Follow @thesportreview on Instagram

MORE:

MORE: The latest football transfer news

MORE: Meet the Premier League's most stylish footballers

MORE: Do you know the top Muslim footballers in the Premier League?

MORE: Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

Eden Hazard
Chelsea FC make Eden Hazard decision about Real Madrid move – report
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Meet Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s girlfriend Amine Gulse
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Take a tour of Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s £10m London house with us
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Top 50 most stylish footballers in the world in 2017: Chelsea, Arsenal stars feature – Slideshow
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Meet Chelsea FC star Andreas Christensen’s girlfriend Katrine Friis
Paul Pogba
Man United make £138m decision about Paul Pogba – report
Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool FC join the race to sign 25-year-old from Bournemouth – report
Unai Emery
Arsenal managing director issues summer transfer update