Spain international David de Gea has refused to comment on the prospect of inking a fresh Manchester United contract, although he has expressed his happiness at plying his trade for a ‘very special’ club.
A recent report suggested that United had already begun contract discussions with the 26-year-old, who has been of interest to European champions Real Madrid in the past.
Speaking in an exclusive with Sky Sports News, the former Atletico graduate was reluctant to discuss the possibility of an extension as he is more focused on United’s run from now until the end of the campaign.
“I don’t think it’s the time to start talking about the future, it’s not the time to be talking contracts. We have lots of games between now and the end of the season and the first thing we need to think about is Burnley this weekend,” he said.
Though De Gea kept mum on the contract situation, he revealed his pleasure of featuring for the Mancunian giants, and admits that he is proud of wearing the club’s colours, especially in matches on the road.
“Just being part of this club is special in itself. Being a player and a part of this club is special, so when you get to wear the shirt, you go to away games, that’s something you are always proud of and is very special,” he added.
De Gea currently has a contract until the summer of 2019, though United have the option of extending his stay bu a further year by triggering a 12-month clause in his contract.
This is the second time since October, De Gea has spoken fondly of his employers, and he appears set to stay for the long-term with Real Madrid seemingly looking at options elsewhere to bolster their goal.