David de Gea has committed his future to United.
In an interview with The Mirror, United legend and ambassador Peter Schmeichel confirmed the news.
The retired United goalkeeper, who now works for the club in an ambassadorial role spoke in his interview on several topics about his old club.
Much of it was words of support and encouragement to the new players and coaching staff.
However, what will have caught many United fans attention was his definitive comments on De Gea’s future.
“David de Gea is staying at Manchester United.”
“He has been tied down to a new contract.”
De Gea’s future has been involved in a lot of speculation. He has entered the last twelve months of his contract.
As of January first, he will able to talk to none English clubs and even sign a pre-contract agreement to join them in the 2020 season as a free transfer.
It was initial sadi towards the end of the season, that he had rejected United last offer.
The thought was he would be sold this summer, to avoid him leaving on a free next year or for a nominal amount in January.
Then during the summer, it was rumoured that Ed Woodward had upped the ante and gone ahead offering De Gea a package making the best-paid goalie in the world.
That is where the talk has stopped. It is believed the new contract on the table is everything De Gea wanted.
To top it all, he has been handed the Captain’s armband in Ashley Young’s absence.
Schmeichel went on to say:
“David was a great signal that we start off with arguably our best performer over the last five years.”
“We have tied him down, he is staying and now we move on and build on that.”
If as the legend has suggested, the Spaniard is committed to United, it is only a matter of time before United go officially public on the new contract.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will see this as a great building block for his new young team to have cemented a leader on the field for the long term.
United fielded the youngest starting eleven in the Premier League this week. David De Dea was the most experienced player of the starting eleven.