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Jose Mourinho Gives David De Gea A Major Boost

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 28: David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Arsenal at Old Trafford on February 28, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho arrived at Old Trafford with many problems to fix, no more so than to persuade David De Gea to stay at the club despite the advances of Real Madrid who were widely expected to once again bid for the new Spain number one, having spectacularly failing to get the deal done on deadline day last summer.

So far all has been quiet from the De Gea camp, with Madrid seemingly not interested in a move this summer, while comments from the player suggest he is happy to remain at Old Trafford as an exciting new era begins under Jose Mourinho.

As reported in The Daily Mirror, Mourinho has pulled a master stroke in order to keep the 25-year-old happy in Manchester by bringing in a familiar face in former Atletico Madrid goalkeeping coach, Emilio Alvarez Blanco to replace Frans Hoek.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 02: David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates the opening goal scored by Juan Mata (not pictured) during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Watford at Old Trafford on March 2, 2016 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Alvarez coached De Gea from a young age at Atletico, and was one of the first coaches to spot the goalkeepers potential.

The Spaniard was third choice keeper at the club but after encouragement from Alvarez, Quique Sanchez-Flores, who was Atletico manager at the time, quickly made the ‘keeper his number one.

De Gea continued to progress under Alvarez’s guidance where he quickly caught the attention of Europe’s top clubs.

It was Manchester United who won the race, signing the keeper for £17.8m in 2011.

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 12: Manager Louis van Gaal of Manchester United congratulates David de Gea after the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool on September 12, 2015 at Old Trafford in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tom Purslow/Man Utd via Getty Images)

Mourinho’s decision to bring in Alvarez will keep De Gea content at Old Trafford, while Manchester United will be hoping Real Madrid don’t come calling once more.

They are doing everything in their power to keep their star player happy.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.