David de Gea’s wage demands are reportedly a stumbling block to United’s hopes of renewing his contract.

De Gea wants £350,000 per week  plus to extend his deal, report multiple sources including The Mirror and The Mail.

It’s a crazily high amount for a goalkeeper who has been inconsistent this season despite his moments of brilliance.

We have two quick words for De Gea’s hopes he should earn £350,000 per week… ‘prove it’.

 (photo by Conor Molloy/Action Plus via Getty Images)

United face Barcelona this week in the Champions League. There is no better time for the goalkeeper to step up and deliver.

If De Gea wants to become the world’s most highly paid goalkeeper, he must play like one.

 

This means standing up to the most potent attacking force on the planet, Lionel Messi.

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United have their work cut out against Barcelona, especially considering recent losses.

The only route to victory is for De Gea to have two of the best games of his life across both legs.

If he can step up and inspire victory with unbeatable performances in goal, he will prove he deserves his contract, and it will be impossible for United not to pay up.

VALENCIA, SPAIN – MARCH 23: David de Gea of Spain during the 2020 UEFA European Championships group F qualifying match between Spain and Norway at Estadi de Mestalla on March 23, 2019 in Valencia, Spain. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)