JOSE MOURINHO has slammed Manchester United for giving David De Gea a new £375,000-a-week deal while he had no other offers.
The Old Trafford stopper had yet another horror show of an evening in the 3-1 FA Cup semi-final loss against Chelsea.
De Gea had an horrendous afternoon in the cup defeat to Chelsea
Mourinho has slammed Man Utd for handing De Gea such a bumper contract
Man Utd fans called for De Gea to be dropped after being beaten too easily for all three of the Blues’ goals.
De Gea’s own boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, even slammed his own stopper – saying he should have saved Mason Mount’s shot “100 times out of 100”.
Some supporters have even called for on-loan Sheffield United stopper Dean Henderson to take over the No1 spot next season.
And now De Gea‘s former boss Mourinho has slammed the club’s decision to hand him a bumper new contract in September.
With his form waning and no clubs trying to sign him, Mourinho believes the club made a huge mistake paying the Spaniard £375,000 a week.
After De Gea signed his new contract, Mourinho immediately insisted it would be a mistake.
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The Tottenham boss said with former suitors Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain all looking elsewhere, United pulled the trigger unnecessarily.
The Special One told Sky Sports: “I don’t think United needs to pay as much as that to have him.
“One or two years ago he had the world after him, in this moment, the majority of the big doors were closed.
“The Real Madrid door is closed, they don’t need a goalkeeper after [Thibaut] Courtois.
“Barcelona is closed with young and fantastic [Marc-Andre] ter Stegen.
“Paris Saint-Germain is closed too as they signed Keylor Navas who is a very good goalkeeper.
“I don’t see the pressure. Who is going to pay David these numbers?
“He gets a phenomenal contract in a moment where he’s a bit lucky to get it.”
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De Gea’s future was one of the most-discussed topics in football for four years.
After being on the brink of moving to Real Madrid on deadline day in 2015, the deal fell through due to a dodgy fax machine.
Los Blancos came back time and time again for De Gea, but failed to steal him away from Old Trafford.
Since then his future has been up in the air until he signed a new deal under Solskjaer in September 2019.
The deal saw him part ways with his long-term advisor and mentor.
And since then, De Gea’s form has been patchy – at fault for many goals this season.
Despite Sergio Romero in top form in cup competitions, he was dropped for Sunday’s game – with Solskjaer surely regretting the decision.
By: Dave Fraser
Title: Jose Mourinho slams Man Utd for giving ‘lucky’ De Gea a new £375k-a-week deal while he had no other transfer offers
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/12169758/man-utd-de-gea-mourinho-slams-contract/
Published Date: Mon, 20 Jul 2020 07:22:29 +0000