David de Gea refusing to agree new contract because of one player

DAVID DE GEA is demanding a huge pay rise at Old Trafford as contract talks stall - because of one player.

Posted Monday, November 05, 2018 by Express.co.uk

De Gea is out of contract in the summer although Manchester United do have a clause they can trigger to extend it by another season.

But they are trying to agree terms on a new deal to show De Gea they appreciate him.

However, according to the Daily Mirror, De Gea wants a huge rise on his £175,000 a week deal and is eyeing £300,000 a week.

And it's all because of the deal handed to Alexis Sanchez last January.

Sanchez penned a deal worth around £500,000 a week with add ons and is the highest paid player in English football.

And De Gea, along with Anthony Martial, wants a rise to suit the new wage structure at the club.

The United stopper has still been one of the side's best players this season despite the struggles.

United have been poor defensively and yesterday Mourinho branded them awful after the 2-1 comeback win over Bournemouth.

David de Gea refusing to agree new contract because of one player
Man Utd news: David de Gea is refusing to sign a new contract

Mourinho told BT Sport: "We were a very, very lucky team.

"It was a first half that could, should be, game over, 5-2, 6-2 easily, and in the second half until we scored I had the feeling we were a very unlucky team because we should score three, four, five goals.

"We were really poor, defensively awful. And I do not just look to my defenders, as a team we did not start pressing up, the work we did during the week.

"People watching this game will not believe how hard we worked this week. The first half was a disaster.

"It is what we call a game of two halves. In the first half, Bournemouth were by far the best team and in the second half we were the best team by far.

"We have fantastic character and the heart that any result, the game is not over and we go until the end.

"I am trying to find the balance where we develop the team in the second, third phase of attack. When we are in control we have no problems, but when the opponent is in control we do."

And Mourinho, earlier last week, admitted he was not confident of De Gea signing a new deal.

A claim that is believed to have confused De Gea and his people because of his happiness at the club.

"I am not confident," he told Sky Sports. "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."

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