The 26-year-old is set to be handed a “bumper pay rise”, which could see him earn more than £200,000 a week.
His current deal expires in 2020, however United’s hierarchy have allegedly got the option to activate a one-year extension as they did with midfielder Marouane Fellaini .
De Gea came close to joining Real Madrid in 2015, but his failed move has been a blessing in disguise for United as they’ve been allowed to keep the club’s player of the year in the last three seasons.
His performances have been absolutely sensational for United and the fact that he’s still in contention to win the player of the year award once again with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan now at the club, showcases the Spaniard’s importance to the side.
It’s hard to believe what United would have done if he had made the move to the Bernabeu because De Gea has consistently performed each week and is irreplaceable in our side, acting as a solid factor behind the club’s recent run of form.