Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gives latest Man United transfer update on David De Gea

Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he's 'pretty confident' David De Gea will sign a new contract at Old Trafford

David De Gea
David De Gea (Photo: The Sport Review)

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he is “pretty confident” that David De Gea will commit his long-term future to Manchester United.

The Red Devils goalkeeper’s future at Old Trafford has been a source of regular speculation over the past 12 months or so.

De Gea hasn’t committed to a new deal to leave open the possibility of a potential exit at the end of the 2019-20 Premier League season.

The Spain international could leave for nothing at the end of the current campaign unless Manchester United are able to sort out De Gea’s future in the coming months.

Manchester United manager Solskjaer insisted that he’s feeling optimistic that the 20-time English champions will agree terms with the 28-year-old goalkeeper.

“I am pretty confident we will get this sorted,” Solskjaer is quoted as saying by BBC Sport.

“David has never, ever said to me anything other than he loves the club, has had a fantastic time and wants to stay. So let’s just hope we get it over the line.”

Sir Alex Ferguson signed De Gea in a £18.9m deal from Spanish side Atletico Madrid in the 2011 summer transfer window to replace experienced Dutch shot stopper Edwin van der Sar.

De Gea initially made a slow start to his Manchester United career and attracted criticism following a number of high-profile mistakes.

However, the Spanish star has established himself as one of Europe’s best goalkeeper over the past fix or six seasons.

De Gea’s performance level started to dip towards the end of the 2018-19 Premier League season amid uncertainty about his future.

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