The 30-year-old looks set to start the season with Dean Henderson at Old Trafford
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has celebrated his ten-year existence at the club by saying he intends to stay at Old Trafford for many more years.
De Gea joined United at Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has become one of the club’s best goalkeepers so far, with 441 games so far.
Although there have been some speculations that De Gea could make way for Dean Henderson as United’s starter, the Spaniard does not sound like a man planning to leave soon.
What was said?
“It has been many years at the club and a great source of pride that I have been able to play for a club like Manchester United for so many seasons now,” said De Gea. club’s official website. ‘But you have to live in the present, I think I still have many years ahead of me at the club, I’m excited about it, feel strong and want to do well.
“I feel good about myself, high in confidence and I think it should be an important season for all of us – and should be.”
De Gea’s fight with Henderson
After an impressive loan spell at Sheffield United in 2019-20, Henderson returned to Old Trafford last quarter and is progressing to become the club’s number one.
The 24-year-old started last season as second choice behind De Gea, but for the last few months of the campaign he has established himself as the starter in the league, while De Gea had to be content with playing in the Europa League.
However, Henderson suffered a hip injury this summer that forced him out of England’s Euro 2020 squad, and was also there recently. suffers from prolonged fatigue after contracting Covid-19.
De Gea, who has a contract until 2023, looks set to start United in the Premier League opener against Leeds on Saturday.