Mourinho: De Gea wants to stay at United
Jose Mourinho insists David De Gea wants to stay at United and is hopeful a new deal with be agreed with the stopper in due course.
Speaking at his post-match press conference, Mourinho said:
“He’s a world-class player. He’s the best goalkeeper in the world and we need the best goalkeeper in the world and you need also some other players who are the best in the world.
“In this is case, we have the best goalkeeper in the world and I know that he wants to stay.
“I know that his agent is happy to do what the player wants and I also know that the board wants him to stay, and hopefully, sooner or later, they arrive into a good conclusion.”
The Spaniard won our Man of the Match award with 59 per cent of the votes ahead of goal hero Marouane Fellaini, and Mourinho hailed De Gea's second-half save to deny Young Boys a shock lead and set the Reds up for a dramatic late win at Old Trafford in the Champions League.
Young Boys sub Ulisses Garcia’s shot took a deflection but De Gea reacted brilliantly to scoop the ball off the line.
“I think David's save, only one save in the whole game, looks like a phenomenal save. A save that the best goalkeeper in the world does and gives his team the possibility to win the match.
“What David did is what the best goalkeeper in the world does. He is the best. He proves every time that he is the best. He makes saves that give you points.
“In this case a case that gives you almost a qualification, because if we conceded that goal then we are in trouble. This is what he is, a world-class player.”