DAVID DE GEA is keen to take a pay minimize if it secures his long-term future at Outdated Trafford.
Manchester United have simply activated their 12-month possibility on the goalkeeper, preserving him on the membership till the tip of subsequent season.
The Spain star, 32, would love to remain method past that and is hoping for a minimal three-year extension if he can agree a brand new deal.
Now Outdated Trafford sources declare De Gea has instructed membership bosses he’s after safety, moderately than attempting to carry them to ransom — and if meaning slashing his wages, then he’ll achieve this.
He’s at present the Reds’ high earner at round £375,000 per week and must take a drop of greater than 25 per cent to get his want.
Boss Erik ten Hag has assured the keeper he has his full backing and isn’t chasing a brand new No 1, regardless of hyperlinks with Brentford’s David Raya.
De Gea hopes that by blinking first a deal will be finished as he doesn’t need contract talks heading into the summer time.
And insiders declare United are equally assured of reaching an settlement for the person who has been on the membership since June 2011.
De Gea should maintain Arsenal at bay in at present’s Emirates showdown.
Ten Hag and Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta are unlikely to generate as many off-field headlines.
But De Gea doesn’t see why the present gaffers mustn’t slug it out for trophies over the following few years.
He mentioned: “I hope so. We’re speaking about probably the greatest managers in historical past, Sir Alex and Wenger from Arsenal.
“It’s completely different eras, completely different soccer however let’s see.
“Each groups have all the time been large golf equipment, all the time taking part in to win trophies.
“So, it’s good to play one another now with each groups in such fine condition and taking part in effectively.”
Ten Hag has solely been at United for six months however has reworked the membership into title challengers for the primary time since Fergie left in 2013.
And a nine-game profitable run was solely ended by Crystal Palace’s late equaliser on Tuesday.
Arsenal’s sole defeat got here at Outdated Trafford in September however the rematch is a recreation United actually need to win if they’re to get within the title combine.
De Gea, who as soon as made a record-equalling 14 saves when United received on the Emirates in 2017, is aware of it’s a massive ask however reckons it may be finished.
He added: “We’re taking part in effectively, competing very effectively, the crew has a fantastic spirit and all of us wish to win.
“The feeling is good. Arsenal are doing really well this season — but we have to go there and try to win the game.”
United should achieve this with out midfielder Casemiro, who’s suspended after his fifth reserving of the season.
De Gea admitted: “He’s one of the best players in the team, so it’s going to be a big miss.”