De Gea Manchester United

De Gea hopes to stay at Man United

It is almost ten years since De Gea joined Manchester United back in 2011. David De Gea says that playing for almost 10 years for the Red Devils is "like a dream.”

The Spaniard joined United in 2011 from Atletico Madrid as he tried to fill the void after Edwin van der Sar retired, but De Gea had to fight for his place with Anders Lindegaard.

De Gea managed quickly to impress everyone especially Sir Alex Ferguson and soon he became a regular starter for the club.

In 2012/13 season, the Spaniard helped the Red Devils win the Premier League title, keeping 11 clean sheets and he earned a place in the PFA Team of The Year.

De Gea has continued to shine, despite United being not in their best form ever since. He has won the club's Player of the Year award a record four times.

This season De Gea signed a new deal with Manchester United and it expires in 2023. In the official site of the club the 29-year-old goalkeeper said: "Yeah, I'm getting older. Just to be a part of this club is amazing.

"So imagine, to be nearly 10 years, it's like a dream. It's great to play games with this club, so I hope I can be here more years, many years."

Before all football matches being canceled, United had an unbeaten run of 11 games, as they won eight games and conceded only two goals.

The improvement in the squad came after Bruno Fernandes joined them from Sporting Lisbon for £68m.

De Gea is optimistic that they can pick from where they left, especially as Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba are expected to return to action when the season resumes.

"I think the whole team improved a lot [before lockdown]," said the Spaniard. "We were in a good moment.

"I think we were in very good, top form, we didn't concede many goals, and of course with Bruno [Fernandes] he brings a lot of quality.”

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