Report - United officials 'confident' and 'relaxed' over De Gea future

David Gea saves against Sunderland

Manchester United continue to work on a new contract for goalkeeper David De Gea.

The BBC claims Manchester United officials are relaxed over the future of goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spaniard has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, but United are reportedly calm that they will be able to tie him down to a new long term contract, beyond his current deal which expires in 2016.

“Manchester United are confident David De Gea’s future is at Old Trafford,” reports the BBC.

“United have not said if contract talks have begun, although it would be normal practice as the deal is about to enter its final 18 months.”

“Senior club sources say they are "relaxed" about the future of a player that captain Wayne Rooney feels is ‘the best keeper in the world.’”

De Gea’s recent form has been nothing short of breathtaking and has left former United player Gary Neville commenting on the volume of points that the Spaniard is accumulating for the side through his performances.

There has been speculation that an imminent deal for Victor Valdes could lead to De Gea’s exit, but reports from Spain this morning suggest Valdes is considered a back up to De Gea and nothing more.

United are not under pressure.

De Gea’s contract doesn’t expire this summer and he entered this season knowing that the team wouldn’t be playing in Europe.

He’s at a club where his position as number one, even with Valdes about to join, is undoubted and the club looks to be in a great position to get back into Europe, which is where De Gea needs to be playing on a big platform.

United are safe and should look forward to having arguably the best goalkeeper in the world committed to them as they fight to get back to the top of the game domestically and in Europe.

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