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Ed Woodward expects David de Gea to sign new Manchester United contract

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Manchester United remain confident David de Gea will sign a new deal (Picture: Getty)

Ed Woodward expects David de Gea to sign a new contract at Manchester United, reports say.

The superstar goalkeeper has been in talks with United chiefs for several months with his current contract set to expire next summer.

Manchester United confirmed Marcus Rashford had signed a new deal at Old Trafford on Monday and they now hope to make progress with De Gea.

The Spaniard has been repeatedly linked with a move to Real Madrid and PSG over the last two years but is said to be settled and happy in Manchester.

The Guardian say Manchester United are some way from reaching an agreement with De Gea and yet remain optimistic that he will put pen to paper on a contract extension.

It is claimed the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, and head of corporate development, Matt Judge, expect De Gea to commit his long-term future to the Red Devils.

If the shot-stopper does agree to stay, he will likely sign a new deal worth around £290,000-a-week, putting him alongside the highest earners at the Theatre of Dreams.

De Gea, who joined the Premier League club from Atletico Madrid in 2011, is in a strong negotiating position with United desperate to avoid him leaving for free next summer.

Ed Woodward is desperate for De Gea to stay

Ed Woodward is desperate for De Gea to stay (Picture: Getty)

Rashford, meanwhile, has thanked Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after signing a new deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until at least 2023.

‘This club has been everything in my life since I arrived here at the age of seven,’ he said. ‘This club has shaped me, both as a player and as a person, so it is such a privilege every time I get the opportunity to wear the shirt.

‘I want to thank Ole and his staff for everything they have done for me; they are the perfect group of coaches to learn from as I continue my development and look to push on to the next level.

‘I will be giving everything I have to help get this club back to where it belongs and deliver the success that our fans deserve.’

Read more here:: https://metro.co.uk/2019/07/02/ed-woodward-expects-david-de-gea-sign-new-manchester-united-contract-10102382/

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