By Bimbo Ogunnaike
Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea has disclosed why he signed a new long-term contract at the club that will keep him at Old Trafford until June 2023.
De Gea said it has been a privilege to spend eight years at the club and the opportunity to continue my his 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 continuing repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad,”De Gea told the club’s official website on Monday.
De Gea, 28, joined United in 2011 and has made 367 appearances so far.During his time with the club, he has won the Premier League, the FA Cup, the League Cup, the UEFA Europa League and the Community Shield.