David de Gea
Manchester United set to open talks with David de Gea over new contract Getty

Manchester United are reportedly readying a lucrative new deal for goalkeeper David de Gea to ward off interest from Real Madrid.

Earlier in the week, there were reports suggesting that the reigning European Champions were looking to submit a bid in the region of £25m to take the goalkeeper back to the Spanish capital.

According to the Mirror, the Old Trafford club are planning to tie down the Spanish international to a new long-term deal, despite his current deal expiring only in 2016.

It is believed that the United hierarchy are planning to double the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper's wages to £120,000-a-week and offer him a new five-year contract.

The 23-year-old stopper joined United in 2011, and after some initial concerns regarding his form and fitness, he is now one of the key players for the Red Devils.

The Spanish international, who was voted United's Player of the Season by his colleagues at the club, has revealed the troubles he faced during the first few months at Old Trafford and how he managed to overcome it to become one of the key players for the Red Devils.

The United keeper's consistent performance has seen him make his full debut for Spain in recent matches and he has even been tipped to replace skipper Iker Casillas permanently, following a spate of mistakes from the Real Madrid number one.

Meanwhile, Ander Herrera believes United have the three best strikers in the world and he is hoping that the Red Devils' midfield quality can provide them with enough opportunities to score goals.

The Spaniard is also hoping to add goals to his game, but admits that he also likes assisting other players to score goals.

"I want to try to score more goals. It's very important for the midfielders. I like assists as well and I think we have maybe the best three strikers in the world here in Rooney, van Persie and Falcao," Herrera told United's official site.

"Juan [Mata], Angel [Di Maria], Adnan [Januzaj], Daley [Blind], Fletch [Darren Fletcher] and me are all going to help them try to score, and if I score of course I'll be very happy," the former Athletico Bilbao midfielder added.