Goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new contract at Manchester United.
United have announced that the 28-year-old has agreed a new four-year deal, with the option to extend for another year.
After lengthy negotiations between the club and the goalkeeper – amid interest from Paris Saint-Germain – the club made the announcement on Monday afternoon. The Spanish keeper, who was signed by Sir Alex Ferguson from Atletico Madrid, has won United’s Sir Matt Busby player of the year award on four occasions.
He kept his second clean sheet of the season in the 1-0 win over Leicester at the weekend, making crucial saves from James Maddison and Ben Chilwell and said it was an honour to continue his United career.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said: “I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club. Over recent years, David has proved himself to be the best in the world and a vital part of our plans as we look to take Manchester United back to where it belongs. David is a fantastic person and his outstanding quality provides the perfect base to our defence.”
“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour,” he told United’s official website. 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.”
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