David de Gea breaks silence on signing new Manchester United contract


David de Gea admitted he would like to stay at Manchester United for ‘more years’ after beating Everton on Sunday night.

De Gea, 31, is out of contract at the end of the season but United have the option of another year on his current deal. The Manchester Evening News revealed last month that United are expected to trigger one-year options in five players’ contracts before the January window closes and De Gea is on that list, along with Diogo Dalot, Luke Shaw, Fred and Marcus Rashford.

De Gea is United’s second-highest earner after Cristiano Ronaldo and he’s now spent more than 11 years at the club. The Spaniard emphatically reclaimed the No.1 spot at Old Trafford last season and he’s retained that role under Erik ten Hag.

The goalkeeper has started every match across all competitions for United this term, keeping two clean sheets in 11 appearances, and he produced an excellent, late save against Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday night to ensure United went home with the three points.

De Gea was interviewed after the game and he told BT Sport: “We controlled the game until maybe the last 10 minutes. It was massive for our confidence, we have to look forward to the next games. It’s an honour to be here, it’s a privilege.

“It was great to be in goal today, with the team fighting for three points. He’s [Ronaldo] never been in this situation before [starting on the bench], but the way he works and trains, it’s just unbelievable. It’s not easy times for him, but he showed he’s a great player.

“I’m just very focused on the games helping the team as much as I can,” he said when asked about the new contract. “Of course, I would like to be here for more years, so let’s see what happens in the future. I’m really, really happy here.”


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