Mou hopeful over ‘top in the world’ DDG

Jose Mourinho is hopeful Manchester United can retain ‘top in the world’ David De Gea this summer but confirmed he won’t play again this season.

Speaking after Wednesday’s scoreless league draw at Southampton, the Portuguese boss once again confirmed Sergio Romero would start the Europa League final and Portuguese 20-year-old Joel Pereira will play against Crystal Palace.

"David is top in the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world,” told reporters after the match on England’s south coast.

"I don't go with [Romero can replace De Gea] 'if he leaves' because I hope he doesn't.

"We need two top goalkeepers and a top young goalkeeper and this is what we have. David is David and Sergio is Sergio. Spain's national team goalkeeper; Argentina's national team goalkeeper; it's amazing to have it.

"I'm really happy with both of them."

Reports in Spain have suggested Madrid will once again attempt to sign De Gea this summer, although his wages could prove a stumbling block to any deal.

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