Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has hit back at suggestions that he needs to prove himself as contract talks continue at Old Trafford.
The Spaniard’s current deal expires at the end of the season, with the Red Devils holding a one-year option to extend by a further year. However, Ten Hag is reluctant to activate that clause due to his desire to negotiate a pay cut with the goalkeeper.
De Gea has made several mistakes this season, though refused to be questioned on his form. He said: “I don’t have to show anything, I have shown already for many years my qualities. I know people love to talk, but I’m used to that.
“I’m just performing as well as I can, helping the team and trying my best all the time. Experience makes it easier to block out the noise. I live a lot of things, I get through many, many difficult moments.
“I don’t care to be honest, I just focus on my games, on my training and on my team. I’m feeling great, I’m feeling really well. I’m helping the team, training well, feeling confident. Like the whole team, we’re playing well.”