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De Gea's new deal a 'boost' to the whole squad - Solskjaer


Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he was always confident David de Gea would remain at the Premier League club and says it's a boost to the entire squad that he's put pen to paper. 

Spanish goalkeeper de Gea signed a new deal keeping him at Old Trafford until 2023 on Monday after a year of speculation linking him with a move away from Old Trafford.

"Most of the time we get to keep who we want to keep," the United boss said ahead of their Europa League opener against Astana.

"The longer it went the more I got to speak to David I was confident we would make it.

"David is delighted, I think you could see the focus in his eyes again against Leicester.

"It gives everyone in front of him a boost because you feel secure with him behind and he's really worked hard this season.

"I think we will see more of him putting him on a path to build him up. I'm sure he will be part of success at United."

United will be without four key players for tomorrow's match against Astana with Daniel James, Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Luke Shaw all out.

Solksjaer has confirmed that Sergio Romero will replace David de Gea in goal while there will also be starts for youngsters Mason Greenwood and Axel Tuanzebe at Old Trafford.



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