De Gea’s Rare Blunder and United’s Contract Extension Plans
In an unexpected turn of events, David De Gea, the stalwart goalkeeper for Manchester United, conceded a long-range strike from Said Benrahma during a Premier League match at the London Stadium.
This incident occurred amidst reports suggesting that De Gea is on the verge of extending his contract with United, as his current deal is set to expire this summer.
Manager Erik ten Hag has expressed the club’s strong desire to retain him.
When questioned about De Gea’s future following the recent error, Ten Hag stated during a press conference, “We want him to stay, and we want him to extend his contract.”
He further elaborated on BT Sport, acknowledging that mistakes are an inherent part of football and emphasizing the collective responsibility of the team to handle such situations and rebound.
This unexpected loss for United could have significant implications in the race for a top-four finish in the Premier League.
As it stands, the Red Devils occupy the fourth position in the table, with Liverpool trailing closely behind, hoping to surpass them and secure the coveted Champions League qualification spot for the next season.