Ole Gunnar Solskjaer stays confident Manchester United can convince David de Gea to sign a new contract, despite no breakthrough and protracted discussions.
Reports in the conclusion of last season claimed the Spain goalkeeper was close to signing up a brand new bailout bargain but Solskjaer has admitted he’s in the dark about talks have grown since then.
De Gea’s present deal expires in the end of the season and Solskjaer considers the 28-year-old, whom he considers”the best’keeper in the world”, needs to stay at Old Trafford – but within only four months’ timehe can begin to go over contracts with overseas clubs.
“I am really – well – I’m pretty confident it will get sorted. He’s said anything other than he loves this bar and would like to stay here, and he has had a fantastic time,” Solskjaer said before the Premier League visit of Leicester on Saturday.
“You will need to ask David and the club [how discussions are moving ]. I have not been included in the discussions. So let’s just hope we get it done.
“He can see what we’re doing . We would like the best players and those we want – all this time – remain. There aren’t many that we would like to maintain that we don’t manage to.
“I am confident we will manage to convince David that here is the potential for him and a prosperous future.”
Solskjaer hinted United are currently scouting other goalkeepers given the doubt over the near of Dea Gea – however, insists he’s pleased with his goalkeeping section.
“We’re always conscious of occurring around the world [together with other goalkeepers] – but my attention and also the club’s focus is to convince him (De Gea) to stay,” he explained.
“I’ve got two very good backup keepers here in Lee (Grant) and Sergio (Romero), and Dean (Henderson) is outside loan [at Sheffield United]. The goalkeeper section is in great health.
“Whenever David declares a goal, it is headlines, he must have saved it. Whenever we lose a game – and we have lost just one since July 1 – it seems like we’re really struggling. That is just the way it’s here and you have to manage it. You have to be resilient and possess confidence.
“David’s fine. I do not fret about him at all.”
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