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Jose Mourinho assures that David De Gea is staying at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho guaranteed that David De Gea is staying with Manchester United this season. "I can guarantee that he is not going this season," Mourinho said ahead of Sunday's pre-season International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid.

By: Express Web Desk |
July 23, 2017 6:50:29 pm
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Amid speculation linking him with Spanish champions Real Madrid, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has assured that goalkeeper David de Gea will stay put at the Old Trafford-side.

Mourinho guaranteed that the keeper is staying with the Red Devils this season. “I can guarantee that he is not going this season,” Mourinho said ahead of Sunday’s pre-season International Champions Cup match against Real Madrid.

“My feeling is it will very difficult for him to go. He is a very honest, straight boy. He was contacted for a long time, the club was closed and then we opened. I always have this feeling when a player has a desire to go, then I don’t like to stop players.”

“So we opened it and then they decided to close it. I see him really happy, focused, working better than ever and 100 per cent he stays with us,” added Mourinho.

Ander Herrera felt that losing De Gea will be a big loss to the club. “If you lose the top three in any position, like David is… it is a great loss,” Herrera said. “We don’t want to lose them… For me, he’s the best in the world, so I want to keep him here at United.”

“He is a goalkeeper who can give you points. That is very important. I want to keep him here, to play with him, because he’s a fantastic keeper and also my friend, and I think you can see he’s very focused on Manchester United.”

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