The Manchester United manager has thrown into doubt the possibility of the Spanish goalkeeper committing to fresh terms at Old Trafford
Jose Mourinho says he is not confident in Manchester United’s chances of extending David de Gea’s contract.
The Spain international has been ever-present for United this season, playing in all nine of the club’s Premier League games, though he has conceded a total of 16 goals.
Nevertheless, United are keen to extend his deal, with his current contract set to expire at the end of the season, though the club hold the option to trigger a year-long extension.
Real Madrid almost struck a deal to sign De Gea in the summer of 2015, with a faulty fax machine blamed for the transfer falling through.
De Gea had hinted at signing a new deal in September, but it appears that recent developments may have thrown his decision into doubt.
“I feel really loved at his club from the fans from all the people who are for this club,” he told reporters after being asked about signing a new contract.
“I am really happy to play for this club, one of best clubs in the world, so for me really good to be part of this club.”