David de Gea asked about signing new Manchester United contract

Man Utd player David de Gea has entered the final year of his contract but the club remain confident of tying him down.

David de Gea asked about signing new Manchester United contract

Man Utd player David de Gea has entered the final year of his contract but the club remain confident of tying him down.

18 September 2018 Tuesday 19:07
David de Gea asked about signing new Manchester United contract

David de Gea admits he is 'really happy' to play for United and feels 'really loved' at the club.

The Spaniard has entered the final year of his contract at Old Trafford although the club have the option to trigger a one-year extension on that deal.

United have never been more confident of tying their No.1 down after longtime suitors Real Madrid completed the signing of Thibaut Courtois earlier this summer.

And speaking ahead of United's Champions League group stage opener against Young Boys, De Gea appeared similarly positive about his future at the club.

"I feel really loved at his club from the fans from all the people who are for this club," he told reporters after being asked about signing a new contract.

"I am really happy to play for this club, one of best clubs in the world, so for me really good to be part of this club."

De Gea came perilously close to joining Madrid on deadline day in 2015 after sitting out the first four games of the season, but was handed a big ovation by the United fans on his return to the team.

The four-time Sir Matt Busby player of the year winner remains a hugely popular figure with the supporters and they gave him a great reception after he returned from a disappointing World Cup with Spain.

De Gea drew a lot of criticism from the media in his homeland for his performances, but he insists it did not affect him.

"Well normally I never listen," he said. "Normally I focus on my job and focus on trying to help my team and trying to improve every training session and try to be as a good as I can.

"I never listen to stupid things like this they say."

What will be important to De Gea committing his future to United is the club continuing to grow and match his ambitions. Central to that will be going further in the Champions League.

Last season, United suffered a disappointing defeat to Sevilla in the last 16 and De Gea is keen to put that right.

"Yes of course we want to improve in the Champions League," he added. "It's such a special competition. It's a long time for Manchester United not to win this cup so we are ready to do it.

"We are in a difficult group, starting tomorrow with a difficult team. We want to start well, winning games and try to win the competition but we know it's always difficult to win."

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