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Mourinho 'Not Confident' over De Gea's Future With Manchester United

The Manchester United manager has urged the club to do what it can to keep the Spanish goalkeeper.
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Manchester United manager has admitted he is not confident that David de Gea will sign a new contract with the club, but has urged club officials to strike a deal with the Spaniard soon.

De Gea, who is widely regarded as one of the finest goalkeepers in the world, is out of contract with United at the end of the season, but the club do have the option to automatically extend his deal by a further year. Talks have been ongoing for several months, but the two parties are yet to find an agreement on a new contract.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Mourinho revealed doubts about De Gea's future with the club, saying: "I am not confident. I cannot find the word in English, but let's see what happens.

"Only the club, David and his people can answer that. My comment is only that everyone knows how good he is, how important he is for Manchester United and, if the club want to be better than it is and not worse, obviously it would be very important to keep David."

Real Madrid have been monitoring the Spaniard for several years and even came close to concluding a deal to sign him in 2015, only for the move to collapse at the last minute. 

The links between the two have persisted, but Real's signing of Thibaut Courtois from Chelsea during the summer seems to have put an end to those specific rumors.

However, de Gea has still been linked with leaving the club. He would certainly be in high demand, as shot stoppers of his calibre are not always readily available. Serie A giants Juventus have been touted as potential suitors for de Gea, but they are unlikely to be the only interested party.