De Gea lands two-year contract extension and 15k pay rise at Man United

By John Drayton

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David de Gea is ready to sign a bumper new deal to extend his stay at Manchester United until 2018.

Barcelona have been linked with a move for the 22-year-old Spaniard - whose current contract runs until 2016 at Old Trafford.

De Gea's agent Jorge Mendes is heading to Manchester to finalise the deal which will also see his salary increase by 15,000 to take him past the 75,000 mark. 

Staying game: De Gea is set to sign a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2018

Staying game: De Gea is set to sign a new deal to keep him at Old Trafford until 2018

A source told The Sun: 'David is happy in the Premier League and knows this is the season  to really show what he can do.

'As for Barca, it'll be tough for them to convince United to sell.'

No 1: De Gea has established himself at Manchester United's first choice goalkeeper

No 1: De Gea has established himself at Manchester United's first choice goalkeeper

 

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he prob can just about see joe hart in the horizon now fading away on his way to been the worlds best..

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Good news...for Man Utd and the PL !

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Totally deserved been impressed with him over the last two seasons... Well at least that's the GK position sorted out now gotta sort out the remaining 10....

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Good news for United!!! Hands off, Barcelona!!! De Gea is United!!

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Well deserved. It's amazing how good he is at only 22

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Great 'signing' - keeping your own stars is often overlooked in the race to attract new talent. De Gea can be a world beater - a worthy successor to Schmeichel and Van Der Saar.

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Yeah he had a dodgy start but is starting to show his true qualities, needs to dominate the penalty area and show he,s in control. Great shot stopper but there,s more to goalkeeping than stopping shots, awareness and a good understanding of whats happening on the park are essential to be top class. One good thing is he is so young so Utd need to start introducing the promising youth it has at its disposal, lets hope he,s around for years although 75,000 a week is a joke for any footballer.

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Hopefully he stay till he retires I enjoy his saves.

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Massive news. Already one of the best and he's only going to get better.

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Only 22 and still learning aspects of his game but David can only get better. Although the club were lambasted for buying such a young keeper who was clearly not ready for the English game when he arrived, his progress has been steady and he is, without question, No. ! choice at Old Trafford and, I suspect, it is only a matter of time before he secures the same position with SpaIn.

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