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David de Gea hopes to end his career at Manchester United

Manchester United star David de Dea hopes to stay at Old Trafford for the rest of his career. 

The 31-year-old joined the Red Devils in the summer of 2011 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

Since then, he has made 486 appearances across all competitions, winning a Premier League title and lifting an FA Cup and League Cup. 

The Spaniard came very close to joining Real Madrid in 2015 in a £29.3 million transfer, but he ended up staying at United because a fax didn’t arrive on time. 

However, he now hopes to remain at the Manchester club until he retires. 

“Yeah, if it’s possible,” he says (as per The Guardian). “If they let me stay I will stay, for sure. I’m really comfortable, happy and hopefully before I leave we can win something more.”

His current contract at Old Trafford expires in 12 months, but the Red Devils have the option to extend it by another year.

“I didn’t talk with anyone yet [about a renewal], but of course,” he added. “Because I want to be here for more years.”

One of the best goalkeepers 

After remaining United’s number one keeper for many years, de Gea’s position at Old Trafford came under threat during the 2020-21 season. He lost his starting spot to Dean Henderson towards the back end of the campaign. 

The Spaniard made a huge comeback last season and reclaimed his spot in the team. His performances were so exceptional as to leave Henderson with no opportunities. 

United endured a hugely disappointing campaign, finishing a lowly sixth in the Premier League table. However, his performances were outstanding and he was crowned the Players’ Player of the Year for 2021-22. 

The 31-year-old started all 38 matches in the English top-flight and played seven games in the Champions League. 

The Red Devils will be aiming to finish in the top-four this season under Erik ten Hag, and de Gea will have a big role to play in helping them reach that goal. 

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