De Gea: I hope to stay for several years with Manchester United

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The Manchester United goalkeeper and Spain soccer team, David de Gea, has alluded to his staying for several more years with the team, which has been defending its colors for nearly 9 years.

“Yes, I’m getting old. But just being part of this team is amazing,” said De Gea, 29, via the United Hangout service on the club’s website.

He added: “Imagine, 10 years, that it is a dream. It is great to play matches defending the colors of this club, and therefore I hope to stay here for several years.”

De Gea renewed his contract with Manchester last September for an additional four years (until 2023), and next year will celebrate 10 years since his transfer to the ranks of the “Red Devils” at the age of twenty in 2011 coming from Atletico Madrid, in a deal worth 18.9 million pounds Sterling (about $ 24 million).

The Spanish international goalkeeper, through this renewal, put an end to speculation about his future in northern England, especially the repeated talk about his desire to move to the ranks of Real Madrid.

Alex Stepny, the goalkeeper who defended the longest window for United, remains for 12 years in the sixties and seventies of the last century, followed by the Danish Peter Schmeichel (8 years) and the Dutchman Edwin van der Sar (6 years).

De Gea touched on the level of his team this season, as he ranked fifth in the Premier League standings and reached the quarter-finals of the England Cup, and went a long way towards reaching the quarter-finals of the European League competition (Europe League) after his victory over the Austrian Lask host by five clean in the first leg of the final price , Before the spherical activity was interrupted by the Corona virus.

He said: “I think the team as a whole is developing. We were at a good moment,” indicating that his team had not lost in a series of 11 games in various competitions before the competitions stopped mid-March.

He continued: “We were at the top of our level, we did not receive many goals and of course Bruno (Fernandez) shine, he is a smart player and the team has improved with his arrival” from Sporting in the Portuguese transfer window in January 2020.

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