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David de Gea latest: Manchester United trigger one-year option on goalkeeper’s contract

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The Spaniard’s deal was due to expire at the end of the season but United have taken action to combat speculation surrounding his future going into the January transfer window

Manchester United have activated the one-year option on David de Gea‘s contract as they look to avoid any uncertainty over his future heading into the January transfer window.

Goalkeeper De Gea, 28, moved to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

De Gea has been named United’s player of the year in four of the last five seasons

De Gea has been named United’s player of the year in four of the last five seasons

The Spaniard’s contract was due to expire this summer which would allow him to talk to overseas clubs from January 1 and sign a pre-contract agreement.

However, United have taken swift action and extended his deal for another year.

United boss Jose Mourinho confirmed the club want to keep De Gea after their 1-0 win over Young Boys in the Champions League.

De Gea has won United’s player of the year award in four of the past five seasons.

De Gea’s representatives are mindful of the wages Alexis Sanchez is on

De Gea’s representatives are mindful of the wages Alexis Sanchez is on

It is understood he is open to staying at the club, although as yet there has been no agreement on terms.

His camp are mindful of the enormous salary United agreed to pay Alexis Sanchez when he joined from Arsenal in January.

Credit: talkSPORT

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