MANCHESTER, England — Jose Mourinho has informed Manchester United to show they’re a giant membership and push the boat out to preserve David De Gea.
The Spain worldwide made an unimaginable save to forestall Younger Boys substitute Ulisses Garcia from placing the Swiss champions in entrance at Outdated Trafford earlier than Marouane Fellaini scored a stoppage-time winner to ship United into the last-16 of the Champions League.
De Gea, who shall be out of contract in 2020, is in talks over a brand new deal amid curiosity from Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus and Mourinho has informed Ed Woodward and the board to get the deal completed.
“He’s a world-class participant,” Mourinho stated. “He’s the perfect goalkeeper on the planet and if our ambitions are to be a giant membership, to be a profitable membership, you need the perfect goalkeeper on the planet — and also you need additionally another gamers the perfect on the planet.
“On this case, we’ve got the perfect goalkeeper on the planet and I do know that he needs to stay.
“I do know that his agent is comfortable to do what the participant needs and I additionally know that the board needs him to stay and so they’re engaged on that, so hopefully in the end they arrive into good conclusions.”
Mourinho dropped Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku to the bench towards Younger Boys whereas Alexis Sanchez was overlooked utterly regardless of being totally match.
The pair got here on within the second half however United nonetheless wanted Fellaini to pop up with a late winner. It prompted Mourinho to present his frustration by throwing a water bottle provider to the bottom.
“It was reduction,” stated Mourinho. “Frustration earlier than that and reduction with the purpose. I feel we did not play for that, we did not play for zero-zero and to be in hassle till the final minute, so frustration.
“I used to be not sad with the gamers, in no way. I used to be annoyed with the truth that we could not rating, sure, however my gamers had been very drained on the finish and that is what I really like, I would like them to be very drained. Means they offer all the pieces.”
Fellaini’s purpose secured United’s place within the spherical of 16 of the Champions League with a recreation to spare. Mourinho was cautious afterwards of predicting how far his stuttering workforce can go within the competitors after Christmas, however the 55-year-outdated didn’t miss the prospect to ship a message to his detractors.
“Let me ship a message to my lovers and say I play Champions League for 14 years and qualify 14 instances,” he stated. “And the 12 months the place I did not play Champions League I won the Europa League twice. So in 16 years, 14 instances I qualify, just a bit curiosity for my lovers and lovers of the stats.
“Realistically, to be within the final 16 on this group is an achievement, not a giant one, not a unbelievable one, however is an achievement.”