Solskjaer hopeful over De Gea contract

Amid reports David de Gea is set to re-sign with Manchester United, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he was hopeful.

Published : Jul 16, 2019 09:53 IST

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is out of contract next year.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is out of contract next year.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea, 28, is out of contract next year.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is hopeful David de Gea will agree a new contract with Manchester United amid reports the goalkeeper is set to re-sign.

De Gea, 28, is out of contract next year, but reports suggest the Spain international is set to sign a long-term deal worth about £350,000 per week.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, United manager Solskjaer tried to give little away about De Gea's future.

"Hopefully we can agree a new contract with David," he said, via the Evening Standard . "That will be up to the club and David to announce."

De Gea has been one of several United players linked with a move away, along with the likes of Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku.

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Pogba is reportedly a target for Real Madrid, while Lukaku has been linked with a switch to Serie A outfit Inter.

Solskjaer, whose team faces Leeds United in a friendly in Perth on Wednesday, said whoever was in his squad for its Premier League opener against Chelsea on August 11 would be eager to perform for the Red Devils.

"The day we start the league, I'm sure everyone who's here will give absolutely everything for Man United," he said when asked if Lukaku would be happy if he stayed. "We're going to have a strong team with players who want to give everything and there's always rumours, speculations about Man United players. But when the league starts we batten the hatches down and we stick together as a team."

Lindelof happy at United

Victor Lindelof insisted he was happy at Manchester United amid links to Barcelona.

Lindelof, 24, has spent the past two seasons at United after arriving from Benfica, but reports this month have linked the defender with a move to La Liga champion Barca. But the Sweden international moved to play down the talk, saying he was happy at Old Trafford in the Premier League.

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"I'm very, very happy to be a Manchester United player," Lindelof told a news conference in Perth on Tuesday. "I'm really looking forward to this season. I'm very excited for a new season to start. That's my answer, I'm very happy here."

Manchester United isn preparing to face Leeds United in its second pre-season friendly in Australia on Wednesday.

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