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Solskjaer confident De Gea will sign new deal soon

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AFP, Perth :
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Tuesday he was optimistic that goalkeeper David De Gea would sign a new deal to remain at Old Trafford as Manchester United prepared to face old rivals Leeds in Perth.
United's pre-season tour of Australia has been overshadowed speculation over the futures of several stars, including De Gea who is in the last year of his contract and has been linked with French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
The Spaniard is reportedly close to signing a new five-year deal with United worth in excess of Å“350,000 a week that would make him the highest paid goalkeeper in the world.
De Gea was rested from United's pre-season opener against Perth Glory on Saturday but will line up against Leeds on Wednesday to wrap up the Red Devils' 10-day visit to the Western Australia city.
"He'll play and hopefully we can agree (on a new deal) with David, as I've said a few times," Solskjaer told reporters.
"That'll be up to David to announce when that happens, if and when."
The United boss refused to be drawn on whether Leicester City and England centreback Harry Maguire was on his way to Old Trafford.
"There's been loads of speculation but I can't really say anything," Solskjaer said.
"There's a limit of players and whoever performs will be part of the team and whoever doesn't they will have to fight to get back in."
After an unconvincing 2-0 victory over a depleted Perth, United will be hoping for a better performance against one-time bitter enemy Leeds.
The rivalry has simmered since Leeds' relegation from the English Premier League in 2004 but hostilities between the passionate fan bases are still evident with extra security measures being put in place by organisers at Perth Stadium.

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