Moyes keen to keep De Gea

21 March 2014 05:16

Manager David Moyes appears open to the idea of David de Gea being awarded a new contract at Manchester United.

De Gea was heavily criticised when he moved to United three years ago, but the Spaniard is now regarded as one of the top goalkeepers in the Barclays Premier League.

De Gea underlined his importance to the club when he pulled off a magnificent double-save to keep the score at 1-0 during Wednesday's 3-0 win over Olympiacos.

Moyes was delighted with the 23-year-old's performance in the crucial win and he thinks the goalkeeper will get even better.

"David de Gea has been terrific," Moyes said.

"He has been great. He came in as a good young goalkeeper and he is turning into a great goalkeeper with a lot more to come."

There have been suggestions that Barcelona will launch a bid to sign De Gea this summer.

The stopper has two years left on his current deal and Moyes gave a positive response when asked if he thought the club would be extending that contract.

"The club are always going to keep their best players," the United manager said.

"The club will always look to keep the players who they feel they need to."

Source: PA