Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out the sale of star goalkeeper David de Gea, claiming that the club's ambitions are to keep hold of their prized assets.
Since joining the Red Devils in 2011, De Gea has established himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world and thus, has attracted the attention of Real Madrid, who were close to signing him in 2015.
'It makes no sense' - Mourinho rules out selling De Gea to Real Madrid: As the goalkeeper… https://t.co/wr2wfmJHqN— موقع عربي لاخبار كرة القدم (@KoooraAe) February 11, 2018
Despite extending his contract then, de Gea has always been linked with a move to Madrid. However, Mourinho is of view that selling the Spain international would make no sense since it would undermine the club's ambitions.
As reported by Goal, Mourinho said,
Great to hear Jose Mourinho coming out to diffuse the David de Gea to Real Madrid bomb— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) February 10, 2018
“When a club is trying to get back to the top you don’t sell your best players ... what’s the point in buying Pogba, Sanchez & Matic then selling off your best players”
Happy days #mufc #UTFR
"If you want to go to that level you have to attract the best players like we did with Alexis [Sanchez], [Nemanja] Matic and [Paul] Pogba and so on.