Jose Mourinho Break Silence Over David De Gea’s New Contract

Manchester United's David De Gea.

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Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho believes David De Gea will sign a new contract with the club soon.

Having started the Premier League season poorly, the Red Devils have also conceded 7 goals and failed to hold onto a clean sheet in their first three games.

But Jose Mourinho and co. managed to turn it around at Burnley, as Romelu Lukaku’s brace, along with a clean sheet, was enough to beat the Clarets on Sunday.

United shot-stopper David De Gea, who has been the club’s best player over the past seasons, also starred at Turf Moor.

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Since the World Cup, the Spanish International has come under criticism for some poor performances. The 27-year-old managed to make only one save in Russia, and things haven’t been great since he returned to England.

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In the summer, there were reports suggesting that De Gea will be signing a new contract with the Reds, which would see him become one of the highest paid footballers in the league.

But the official announcement is yet to be made by Manchester United. According to reports, the Spaniard is holding out for a £350,000-a-week contract, similar to what Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez earn at Old Trafford.

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This week, Mourinho shed some light on the situation around De Gea. The gaffer revealed that the club is in talks with his agents, and we could expect an announcement in the coming days.

“I don’t belong in the process of discussing deals with the players and negotiations with agents,” said the Portuguese tactician.

“I never did that, it’s something that I don’t even like to do. I would be a bad negotiator; I would give everything to the players! So I don’t belong to that.  I just know that everything is in movement and hopefully sooner than later we’ll have good news.”