Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea believes Jose Mourinho will build a great team at Old Trafford next season.
The Portuguese boss has signed a three-year deal at Man United with an option to stay at the club until at least 2020, following the departure of Louis van Gaal after two seasons in charge.
Spain goalkeeper De Gea, who has been one of the club’s performers in recent seasons, picked up the fans’ Player of the Year award for the third year running last month and has been in spectacular form.
Speaking about Mourino, De Gea is expecting the former Chelsea manager to bring the glory days back to Old Trafford.
“To speak of Jose Mourinho is to talk about a winning coach and that is United’s philosophy and mine,” he told Marca.
“There’s a lot of talk but little is known, I understand how things work but what I feel is disrespectful is for someone to speak on my behalf.
“I have three further years left on my contract with United and I’m enthusiastic to win titles there.”
De Gea has arguable been United’s most important player and he has proven this season just how good he can be, he signed signed a new four-year deal in September 2015 with a £39m release clause inserted into his contract and there’s no doubt the club will be looking to tie down his long-term future at Old Trafford.
United are also out of the Champions League for the coming season and De Gea doesn’t want to miss the major tournaments while he’s at the peak of his powers but the club won their first trophy since Sir Alex Ferguson retired with the FA Cup and hopefully with Mourinho’s appointment we can get back to consistently challenging for silverware each season.
Recent suggest Real Madrid’s Keylor Navas has persuaded the Spanish club to leave their pursuit of De Gea for now and supporters will be looking forward to seeing the Spaniard in action next season under Mourinho.