Last weekend Manchester United found themselves indebted to the performance of David De Gea. The goalkeeper was truly superb against Everton, making several stunning saves including from the penalty spot against Leighton Baines - the first person to do so in the Premier League.
After the game the plaudits ran in for the Spanish international. Louis van Gaal thanked him for saving the three points at Old Trafford in what was a tough game. Last night the Manchester United stopper was being touted to become the new Spain number one - after Iker Casillas dropped yet another clanger for his nation.
But worryingly for United De Gea's situation at the club is not full-proof.
De Gea was signed for £17.8 million in June 2011 but he has never signed a contract extension with United.
With that in mind his initial five-year-deal comes to an end in June 2016 and United have not yet begun negotiating a new deal with the player.
It was reported in May that a new long-term deal was being prepared for the goalkeeper but after a change of manager and a summer of recruitment it has fallen down the to-do list at Old Trafford.
Duncan Castles, a reporter with The Times, has unveiled the news in his One World Sports column this week.
Perhaps van Gaal was waiting to see the player in action himself, to decide whether he was the goalkeeper to take the team forward under his reign.
But after a difficult start at the club the young Spaniard has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the league and was named Player of the Season at the club last term.
With that in mind, not to mention last weekend's stunning performance, a new deal must be just around the corner.