United shot-stopper David De Gea is stalling to put pen to paper at Manchester United and it is all because of one player.
The Spaniard is arguably United’s spine this season, and has kept a fine form despite United’s poor run of form since their loss to Rams Derby in the Carabao Cup.
Alexis Sanchez is United’s highest paid player and the Premier League’s highest earner. However, the huge sums he is pocketing has yet to translate on his manner of play on the field.
The 500,000-pounds-per-week player is the sole cause of the rift between De Gea and Manchester United.
The Spaniard wants his £175,000-a-week sum upped to around £300,000-per-week, a wage structure that has fractured talks of extending his stay at United.
Losing De Gea will could result into a bad spell for United, remarked Mourinho.
The Portuguese coach wants the club to hold him down, however with signs of strain over reaching a deal, the tactician is no longer sure about keeping De Gea for the long haul.
Earlier last week, the Portuguese admitted he could not find a word in English to describe the situation over De Gea’s contract and why they’re still experiencing a drag.
He said that only United, De Gea and his representatives, however, are in the best position to provide the right answers.
De Gea is contracted until next summer, but United can override that with a clause, triggering an extension by another season.