A commanding performance against the Hornets at home gave Manchester United yet another victory but they failed to move up the points table, with clubs around them enjoying similar results on the weekend.
The manager will be pleased with the progress made by the club recently but will know there are a few places in the squad that need to be worked upon.
Jose Mourinho is expected to be busy in the summer transfer window, trying to add some quality to the side, but he might now face a mountain task as he’ll have to work hard to keep one his star players at the club beyond the transfer window.
It is not often that a manager at the Old Trafford has to worry about players leaving the club but one player who is now on the verge of an exit is Spanish shot-stopper David de Gea.
The 26-year old is one of the best players in his position in Europe at the moment and has been a long-term transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid.
The Bernabeu outfit missed out on his signature couple of years ago but are readying a bumper bid for his services at the end of the season.
De Gea is an important player of the squad at the Old Trafford and has been their best player for the last two seasons.
However, Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane are desperate for a goalkeeper to replace Keylor Navas in the first team and want to bring De Gea back to his home land.
It has been learnt the Spanish giants are ready to make him the most expensive goalkeeper in Europe but according to reports from the Daily Star, Manchester United are planning their own bumper move to keep him in England.
The Red Devils are now ready to table a new contract that will run an year beyond the two that are currently left on his contract.
The Spaniard is currently earning £200k a week from the club and Manchester United are ready to considerably improve on this figure to around £300k a week, making him one of the highest paid at the club, alongside the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Wayne Rooney and Paul Pogba.
De Gea is priced at £55m this summer and if Manchester United are able to extend his contract for another year, it’ll leave Real Madrid with no chance of signing him.
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