Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

For Keeps

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

For Keeps

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DAVID de Gea's camp remain 'optimistic' he will sign a new contract with United.

The 27-year-old has entered the final year of his deal at Old Trafford but the Reds do have the option of triggering a one-year extension - and that appears a mere formality.

Indeed, United have never been more confident of tying their No.1 down beyond that after long-time suitors Real Madrid completed the signing of Thibaut Courtois in the summer.

The key now is proving to De Gea the club can still match his ambitions in his peak years.

M.E.N. Sport understands both camps remain 'optimistic' a new deal will finally be agreed and De Gea has again been moved by the support of United, 'especially the fans', following a turbulent World Cup.

De Gea's partner of eight years, Edurne, has moved to Manchester and the keeper said he was 'really happy' at United just last month. …

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