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Man Utd keeper De Gea upset with super agent Mendes for 5 years

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea fell out with his former agent Jorge Mendes over last year's contract negotiations.

The Athletic reports the pair's relationship first started to break down over the Spaniard's botched move to Real Madrid in 2015.

De Gea almost moved to Real five years ago before the deal collapsed as the paperwork was not lodged in time due to a fax problem.

Mendes was still tasked with sorting the 29-year-old's £375,000-a-week United extension in September 2019.

But the pair's relations have reportedly been severely damaged by a dispute during the final stage of the 18-month negotiations.

The lengthy talks allegedly saw De Gea become 'frustrated' with Mendes.

The eventual contract then had the Portuguese ignored on the final FA paperwork in favour of the player's family lawyer, Jose Bouzas Aragon.

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