Nevertheless, the Galacticos have kept their resolve strong, and are still pursuing De Gea even now, according to several reports.
Benteke cleared off the line as United piled on the pressure, before the Palace striker forced a world-class save from De Gea down the other end. "It makes no sense".
The Spaniard's current deal expires in 18 months time, and there are still some lingering worries that the 27-year-old might be tempted to jump ship despite insisting recently that he is very happy at the club.
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The Spain global is keen to commit his future to United, and the club agree that De Gea should be paid much more handsomely given that he has been chosen as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League in four of the past five seasons.
De Gea is one of the big reasons why United have managed to hold onto second place this season.
That decision could be bad news for Chelsea though, with Perez now expected to turn to his next target - believed to be Blues keeper Thibaut Courtois. De Gea has enjoyed yet another fantastic season between the sticks at Old Trafford, helping the team to 15 clean sheets - he has also made 93. Of course he's going to try to give him a contract that keeps him here for much longer than that option that of course we are going to execute. I don't negotiate players, I don't discuss numbers and contracts.
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