Manchester United said keen to tie-down key player

Manchester United manager David Moyes is keen for goalkeeper David de Gea to renew his contract, according to the Spanish press.

In a story published by the Spanish paper AS, Moyes is said to be keen to tie down shot-stopper De Gea.

In a season full of disappointments, the Spanish goalkeeper is arguably one of a few bright spots. The Manchester United number one has been terrific for the most part, and his performance against Olympiakos in Wednesday’s 3-0 Champions League second-leg victory at Old Trafford proved just what an asset he is to the club.

Then Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson turned to the former Atletico Madrid youngster (signing him for a reported £17.8m – which was a British transfer fee record for a goalkeeper), after the retirement of Edwin Van Der Saar.

Despite a rather nervy start to life in the Premier League, de Gea gradually grew into the number one spot, and now looks very comfortable there.

Moyes is quoted in the Spanish press praising his number one:

'David de Gea is fantastic. He arrived as a good young goalkeeper, and he is becoming a great goalkeeper who is only going to get better yet.

'The club always wants its best players to stay, and it will always keep the players which are deemed necessary'.

The 23-year-old only has two years remaining on his current Manchester United contract.

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