Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new contract to stay with the club until 2023.
“Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together. It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club. The opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour,” said De Gea. The Spaniard has the option to extend the contract for a further season.
“Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. I still feel I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support. I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad.”
Ole’s reaction to De Gea’s deal
Meanwhile, United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club. Over recent years, David has proved himself to be the best in the world and a vital part of our plans as we look to take Manchester United back to where it belongs. He represents everything you want in a goalkeeper.”
De Gea has started all five Premier League matches for Manchester United this season, keeping two clean sheets. He has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. However, those talks should be put to bed now. De Gea will not be leaving Old Trafford anytime soon.
De Gea helped United win the Premier League title in 2012-13. He also lifted the FA Cup three seasons later and both the League Cup and the Europa League in 2016-17.
The Spain international has been at Old Trafford since 2011 after joining the club from Atletico Madrid. He signed for a £18.9m transfer fee in June 2011,