Mourinho wants new De Gea deal

English Premier League

The Spaniard is widely regarded as one of the world's top goalkeepers and has long been a target of Spanish La Liga giants Real Madrid.

De Gea still has over a year to run on his current deal at the Old Trafford outfit, who also have the option of a further 12 months, and Mourinho is keen to see United tie down the 27-year-old's long-term future.

"The option, it's obvious that we're not going to let the option disappear," said Mourinho ahead of tonight's Premier League visit of Stoke City.

"A goalkeeper like he is and obviously a club that wants to be better and better and better, we are not going to let that year option go away.

"But obviously we are going to try [for a new deal].

"Mr [Ed] Woodward is not on holiday. He barely has holidays. 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 just trust the board and the work they do. I don't negotiate players, I don't discuss numbers and contracts.

"I just say what is obvious. Anyone of you would say the same - David is to keep."