Erik ten Hag has printed that Manchester United have no longer but made up our minds whether or not to provide David De Gea a new contract.
The goalkeeper, who made his five hundredth look for United on Sunday, has a deal till the top of the season and the membership have an technique to lengthen it by way of some other 365 days, however Ten Hag says they’re taking their time earlier than deciding their subsequent transfer.
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“We didn’t make a decision on him, but what I can say is that I am really happy with David De Gea as a keeper,” Ten Hag advised a information convention on Tuesday. “His first two performances of the season were not his best performances, but after you see he brings us a lot for the defence department, gives stability and as a person I like him.
“I will be able to in reality co-operate with him in reality smartly, however first we move to the wintry weather after which we will be able to speak about how you can deal with the eventualities.”
De Gea, 31, has said publicly he would like to extend his stay at Old Trafford, now into its 12th season following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
There have been suggestions that Ten Hag is keen to find a goalkeeper who is more comfortable on the ball. Last season’s No.2 Dean Henderson, currently on loan at Nottingham Forest, is expected back next summer.
Martin Dubravka was signed on loan from Newcastle United before the transfer deadline, but is yet to play a single minute so far this season.
“In this second we simplest consider appearing,” Ten Hag added. “We have a large number of video games to move, so I do not need to get that interfered by way of talks [about contracts]. We must center of attention on soccer and performances, no longer on negotiating. That’s what we need to do now.
“Some players get motivated when you play for a contract, but it is not why we handle it like this. We just want to restore Man United, we want to develop the squad, develop the team and bring everything to a better level.”
United face Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford on Wednesday and, had issues been other, Ten Hag can have been sitting within the reverse dugout.
The former Ajax Amsterdam supervisor interviewed for the Spurs activity in 2021 earlier than Nuno Espirito Santo was once appointed, however he has no regrets about the way it labored out.
“I never talk about interest or what else,” Ten Hag stated when requested about Tottenham’s hobby. “Also it’s not interesting. I am here. I am happy to be here and I want to get the best out of here.
“I’m satisfied to be right here, however I’m no longer happy the place we’re however I additionally know that I’m impatient. I believe excellent isn’t excellent sufficient, we need to do higher. I see many stuff that may move higher however I additionally see development so once we stay going with this growth we’re going to beef up extra and I will be able to be even happier.”