David De Gea is showing no signs of a contract extension and this could be the reason why.
Jose Mourinho must be surprised by the recent performances of his former team. Manchester United were struggling to perform under him. He handed Manchester United their worst start to a season in 30 years. The poor run of results led him to his sacking. He had an ill relationship with many of the players in the last 6 months. It seems Manchester United players were surprised by Jose Mourniho’s David De Gea joke.
Jose Mourinho even managed to annoy David de Gea during his ill-fated reign at Manchester United, with members of the squad reportedly taken aback by a joke he made about the goalkeeper. The Portuguese coach was sacked by United in December.
Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer overseeing a huge upturn in form, though the club are still in a precarious position. Ander Herrera, Juan Mata, Antonio Valencia and Ashley Young are among the eight players whose contracts expire in the summer, while De Gea was also part of that group until a one-year extension clause was triggered. However, he is still stalling on signing a new long-term deal. The Times report that Mourinho may have complicated talks with a remark he made at the end of season awards in May.
When De Gea was presented with the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award and Players’ Player of the Year, Mourinho joked, “David deserves a third award… he’s the worst player in training… when it’s cold and wet he doesn’t save much in training. “ But the comment was not well received among the squad, eliciting only nervous laughter in the room. The joke went down particularly badly with some members of the squad given that the event was being shown on live television.
De Gea had also spared United’s blushes countless times last season. The Spaniard kept 17 clean sheets. He showed that form once again to keep Tottenham at bay at Wembley last weekend.
It seems Jose got under the skin of every player. Was it a joke or just a dig to perform remains unanswered. However, Jose should be shy next time of cracking a joke.