David De Gea takes part in training sessions at the WACA ground in Perth, Australia.

Solskjaer positive De Gea will sign new contract

Wednesday 10 July 2019 08:39

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is optimistic that the club's first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea will agree a new long-term contract.

The Spanish international is part of a 28-man United squad currently based in Perth, Australia - the location for the Reds' first pre-season fixture of 2019/20, which takes place this Saturday (13 July) against Perth Glory (kick-off 12:00 BST).
De Gea has just one year remaining on his existing deal, but Solskjaer is confident the 28-year-old's future lies at Old Trafford.
"David's had a summer now where he's been negotiating and thinking about his contract, so we hope that we're going to get it sorted soon."
Watch David De Gea made a fine save during training in Perth this week.
The Madrileno joined United in 2011 from boyhood club Atletico Madrid, and has since made 362 appearances and claimed the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award on a record four occasions.
"I'm positive," Solskjaer continued. "Of course, with David, I've said many a time how lucky I am, and how happy we are, to have him in the goal. So we hope he stays here for many years."
The club has already announced the contract renewals of four other senior players so far this summer: Juan Mata, Andreas Pereira, Marcus Rashford and Axel Tuanzebe.

Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka have also joined the club, transferring from Swansea City and Crystal Palace, respectively.