De Gea is without doubt the only United player you could label as consistently world class and that notion needs to be reflected in a new deal - preferably set in stone before the World Cup.
According to The Sun, United's world class number one is set for a bumper deal that will gave him a £350,000 a week salary, thus making him the second highest paid player now on United's roster, behind only Alexis Sanchez.
He's been continually linked with a move to Real Madrid, indeed there's even an air of inevitability about the 27-year-old returning to Spain.
The Sun (h/t Metro) reported it was Zlatan Ibrahimovic's recent departure to Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy that freed up the funds allowing United to improve De Gea's position so significantly.
It'd make him the second highest paid player now at the club, with Alexis Sanchez reportedly earning close to £500,000 per week.
A United insider told The Sun: 'The club want it sorted. It has to be done in their eyes.
Mourinho has said on numerous occasions that they have no intention of letting their star man leave and the Spaniard is in the middle of contract negotiations for a new deal.
He now earns around £210,000 per week so it would be a significant pay rise.
De Gea's contract with Manchester United was set to expire in the summer of 2019, although the club had the option of extending it by another year. It's a real statement'.
In the 2017-18 Premier League campaign, De Gea has featured 31 times for Manhester United, in which he has managed to keep 16 clean sheets as he looks to get his hands on his first Golden Glove award at the end of the season.