Manchester United first-choice goalkeeper David de Gea has confessed that he ‘feels right at home’ in Manchester.
The Spaniard moved to Old Trafford in 2011 from Atletico Madrid and has developed to be one of the finest shot-stoppers in the world.
De Gea remained at the top of his for several years in a row but last season, the 30-year-old goalie suffered a series of criticisms after putting out a couple of howlers.
Because of his inconsistency for the Reds last season, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer decided include Dean Henderson, who impressed during his two-year loan stay at Sheffield United, in his squad to challenge David de Gea for the starting spot at Man United.
Despite Henderson’s return, the Spain international has started all Manchester United’s seven Premier League matches and also impressed against the likes of PSG and RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
The Spaniard goalie admits he learns more during his difficult times and how ‘incredible’ it is for him to remain at the top of his game for several years.
David de Gea, who was an unused substitute against Switzerland and Germany during international duty, said: “I’m truly grateful for all these years that I’ve been here and what can I say? It’s been incredible! It’s wonderful to be here and, to be honest, I feel right at home in Manchester.
“I think you learn from your mistakes, you start to mature and life throws up difficult situations. And, of course, you learn from them, from the bad times especially, and I think that’s life, isn’t it?”
“The years have gone by. There have been good times and bad times but I’m doing well now. ”
David de Gea won the Premier League title in 2013 under Sir Alex Ferguson and would go on to lift the FA Cup, EFL Cup and the Europa League with the Reds.
Manchester United reached three semi-finals last summer as they went trophyless yet again but despite United’s inability to challenge for major trophies post Sir Alex Ferguson era, de Gea says he is ‘content’ with all he has achieved.
“I’m really content with everything I have and all that I have achieved and I’m looking forward to the future, which will hopefully bring many more years,“ David de Gea added.
“Being at a club like this and at this level for so many years, isn’t easy so I’m proud of that and bring on some more”