Solskjaer confident Man United will sign long-term deal with 28-year-old star

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is positive Manchester United will convince David de Gea to sign a new long-term contract at the club.

De Gea has so far refused to sign a new deal with United after months of talks between the player and the Red Devils, after asking for a big pay rise.

Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have been credited with an transfer interest in the goalkeeper, but speaking from United’s pre-season tour in Australia, Solskjaer insists De Gea could pen a new deal.

‘David has had a summer where he’s been negotiating and we hope we’re going to get it sorted,’ Solskjaer said. ‘I’m positive. Of course, with David I’ve said many times how lucky I am and happy we are to have him in goal.’

De Gea has been one of United’s most consistent players in recent years, but made a string of high profile errors last season. The 28-year-old’s deal expires next summer and there are reports the Spain international is prepared to run down his contract.

United have been linked with a host of stoppers as potential replacements for De Gea, including Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak and Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan. But the club’s first choice will be to keep De Gea.

Solskjaer and his squad are in Australia ahead of their first-preseason game on Saturday against Perth Glory. United have signed Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James this summer, but Solskjaer hinted the club would continue spending.