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Man Utd boss wants De Gea to sign new contract despite costly error against West Ham

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag wants David de Gea to sign a new contract despite his costly error against West Ham United on Sunday. 

The 32-year-old allowed a tame Said Benrahma effort slip through his grasp to put the Hammers in front in the first half. 

United failed to recover and ultimately slumped to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at the London Stadium. 

De Gea’s current deal at Old Trafford expires this summer and he is yet to pen an extension. 

Despite his big mistake on Sunday, manager Erik ten Hag still wants to keep the Spaniard beyond the summer.  

“We want him to stay and we want him to extend his contract,” Ten Hag said (via the Daily Mail).

“He has the most clean sheets in the Premier League. We would not be here in this position without him.”

United have put themselves in a difficult position with back-to-back defeats in the English top-flight. 

Sunday’s latest setback leaves them only a point ahead of Liverpool, who are now on a six-game winning run. 

The Red Devils are under tremendous pressure to pick up points from their remaining four fixtures and have only themselves to blame for getting into this situation. 

Fortunately, three of their remaining games are at Old Trafford, where they boast an impressive record this season. 

United will host Wolverhampton Wanderers this weekend before visiting Bournemouth on May 20. 

Frank Lampard’s Chelsea will subsequently visit Manchester, with Erik ten Hag’s side playing their final game of the season against Fulham

None of these sides are formidable opponents, but United cannot take anything for granted given their current form. 

They have enjoyed a productive season, and missing out on the top four would be a disaster. 

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