The Independent reports that Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has warned Real Madrid off trying to sign goalkeeper David de Gea, believing they would be wasting their time if they pursued his player.
Real came close to signing de Gea in the summer of 2015 only for the deal to fall through at the last minute and retain an interest in trying to sign the 27-year old. However, Mourinho is confident that de Gea will remain a United player, telling Spanish TV channel La Sexta “I do not know Real Madrid’s intentions, but, if I were them, I would think of another player.
De Gea’s current £200,000 a week deal at Old Trafford is set to expire in June next year, but United intend to tie him down with a new contract and are confident that the Spanish international will choose to extend his stay in Manchester, rather than return to the city of his birth.
Andy is an exiled English football fan living in Cyprus. He loves all sports but football is his abiding passion, and he still has dreams every now and then about scoring the winning goal in a Wembley Cup Final, even though his playing days are long gone. He follows most major leagues, across Europe at least, and has a favoured team in each. When he’s not watching, listening, reading or downloading podcasts about football, he spend his time worrying about his beloved Arsenal.