David de Gea has signed a four-year deal with current club Manchester United, extending the Spaniard’s stay at Old Trafford until 2019. The deal also has an option of extension for one more year.
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) September 11, 2015
The news will come as an absolute delight for United fans as De Gea was voted their Best Player last season, and was on Real Madrid’s radar. While Madrid were not able to sign the keeper on the last day of deadline due to “technical” errors, it was much speculated that he will join the Los Blancos after this season when his contract expires. But clearly this isn’t the case now.
David de Gea said:
“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career. I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans. Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career. I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful.”
Manager Louis van Gaal also expressed his delight over the deal by stating:
“I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract. He is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. I am very pleased that he will be part of the team for many years to come. David made a very important contribution to our performance last season and he has been the club’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons. He is a popular player who is keen to learn and enhance his game. At such a young age for a goalkeeper, he has many years ahead of him.”
United play Liverpool in a highly anticipated clash on Saturday, and now it looks like De Gea will definitely start for the Manchester club.