Manchester United’s crisis could be extended even further, with long-term damage looking likely to be on the line.
The side has long heralded the trusty presence of David De Gea between their goalposts, and even though they have conceded quite a few goals this season, 14 in the Premier League alone, the shots that the shot-stopper has defended have saved many a point.
However, all that could come to an end soon, and it feels far too early from the recently concluded saga of Real Madrid pursuing the Spaniard.
As per the Telegraph, David De Gea is reluctant to commit himself to United beyond his present deal. The club met with his agent Jorge Mendes on Friday, but talks did not end with the player penning down a fresh contract.
The source adds that the Red Devils will activate the 12-month extension clause in the contract of the 27-year-old, which would keep him at Old Trafford until the culmination of the 2019/2020 season.
Thus, this would mean that Manchester United have very less time to decide whether to cash in and sell the world-class talent or let him play through his days and then depart for free.
The report adds that the doubt surrounding Jose Mourinho’s future is one of De Gea’s concerns. However, chief amongst his woes is the lack of silverware that United have been bringing in.
Despite being arguably the best goalkeeper in the world, he has won only one Premier League title, one League Cup, one FA Cup, along with a sole Europa League hurrah to his name during his tenure with the Mancunian giants.
As of such, it is easy to see why he may not be all too eager to commit his future, that too his peak functioning years, to a club that may have long bid farewell to its glory days.