David De Gea has signed a new Manchester United contract which will keep him at the club until 2023.
Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea has penned to paper for a new contract. The Spaniard’s contract was due to expire in the summer, but the Red Devils have managed to keep him until 2023. The English side also has an option to extend his contract to another further year.
This will come as a huge piece of news supporters for the Old Trafford faithful, who were anxiously waiting for this announcement. The shot-stopper was heavily linked with Juventus, who were lurking over the possibility of signing him on a free transfer next summer. But, the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has extended his contract and said he’s looking to lead this young team under the management of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
The Spaniard, who has over 350 appearances for the club, said:
It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour. Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.
As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here. I still feel that 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.
David De Gea has not been at his best over the last year, but manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is convinced that he’d be rewarded with good displays on the pitch.
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. David is a fantastic person and his outstanding quality provides the perfect base to our defence.
Over his time here, David has really understood the values of playing for Manchester United and now represents everything you want in a goalkeeper. As a player he is still hugely determined and hungry to achieve more. We all look forward to working together to meet those ambitions over the coming years.
Manchester United will now face Astana in the Europa League at Old Trafford on Thursday.