• Goalkeeper’s deal expires next summer
• United do not want to lose him on a free
Manchester United have not given up hope David de Gea will sign a new contract, though club and player remain some distance from an agreement.
De Gea’s terms expire next summer after United were forced to trigger the goalkeeper’s one-year extension clause. The Spaniard’s representatives are in discussions with United’s hierarchy, and Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, and Matt Judge, the head of corporate development, remain optimistic De Gea can be persuaded to commit his future.