Man United ‘will offer David de Gea a new contract as a reward for the Spaniard’s improved form’ just six months after his career at Old Trafford appeared to be over
- Manchester United set to hand goalkeeper David de Gea a new contract
- The Spain international was close to leaving but has since impressed for his side
- Dean Henderson, 24, could leave this summer in search of regular playing time
Manchester United are reportedly set to hand David de Gea a new contract just six months after his career at Old Trafford ended.
The Spain international has been a standout performer for the Red Devils who are enduring another dismal campaign.
De Gea recently won the Premier League Player of the Month award in January, and The Sun claims United chiefs plan to trigger a 12-month clause to extend their No.1 goalkeeper’s contact until June 2024.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been a standout performer this season
The Spain international, 31, looked set to leave six months ago but could sign a new contract
The club are also realizing that they have to stick to their standard policy of offering players shorter deals on lower wages when they reach their thirties.
De Gea is likely to earn around £375,000 per week that he is recovering and have the security of a longer-term contract.
The 31-year-old, meanwhile, blasted his United team-mates as they drew 1-1 with Southampton on Saturday at Old Trafford.
“The situation must improve and quickly. We must learn that this is not enough. “, wrote De Gea on Twitter.
Dean Henderson could leave in search of regular playing time, if De Gea signs an extension
The 24-year-old is growing increasingly frustrated playing second fiddle to United No.1 De Gea
Handing over a new deal to the Spaniard could spell the death knell for Dean Henderson who could leave the club this summer.
Henderson, 24, is contracted to the Red Devils until 2025 but is keen to leave permanently in search of regular football.
His request, however, was blocked by caretaker manager Ralph Rangnick in January, who was keen for the Whitehaven-born keeper to stay at Old Trafford.
Henderson won’t be short of offers if he seeks a transfer, and with Tom Heaton, Lee Grant and Matej Kovar all on United’s books as cover for De Gea, then a permanent departure looks very likely.