KEY MANCHESTER UNITED PLAYER RELUCTANT TO SIGN NEW CONTRACT

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is reportedly reluctant to sign a new Manchester United contract with his current contract set to run out at the end of the season.

Manchester United have the option to extend his contract until the summer of 2020 but want De Gea, regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world, to commit his long-term future to the club.

United are believed to be offering De Gea a long-term deal worth approximately £275,000 a week with executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward meeting with De Gea’s agent Jorge Mendes in London on Friday.

The 27-year-old goalkeeper is stalling on putting pen to paper because he is reportedly concerned about Manchester United’s ability to challenge for major trophies with Mourinho at the helm, Daily Mail claims.

Manchester United have started the season poorly and sit eighth in the Premier League, seven points behind league leaders Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, who all have twenty points.

Manchester United have failed to challenge for the Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and this is a stat that won’t please De Gea.

The Daily Mail also claims several Manchester United players including Paul Pogba will push to leave Old Trafford in the summer if Mourinho survives as Manchester United boss and the mood around the club doesn’t improve.