Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been interviewed by DAZN this Thursday, and his quotes are doing the rounds in the Spanish media.
The 28-year-old has just signed a new contract with the Red Devils, committing his future to the club until 2023, with an option to extend it for a further year.
De Gea has spoken about the renewal, saying he now looks forward to helping the club get out of these ‘complicated years’.
“I’m happy, the truth is that it’s been many years here and the truth is that I’m glad, it’s a wonderful club, an extraordinary fanbase. It’s true that we have had complicated years, but for that we are here, to try to help and hopefully we can get important things in the next years,” he said (via Marca).
De Gea has been wearing the armband in a few games this season, and spoke about the feeling of captaining such a club.
“It’s a privilege. It’s impressive to be captain of a club with so much history. It’s a responsibility, to give an image to and from my teammates, to the club, it is always a big responsibility to wear that armband, try to set an example for young people.”
On manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, De Gea has made it clear the former striker has support from the Manchester United squad.
“He is a man of the house, he has been here as a player for many years, he knows the club well and the important thing is that the whole team is with him, we go with him to the death.”
Signed from Atletico Madrid on a €25m deal back in 2011, David De Gea has already played 368 matches for Manchester United, making him one of the club’s top ten appearances makers.