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Thursday 17 October 2019

De Gea commits to Old Trafford with four-year deal

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

David De Gea has signed a new long-term contract with Manchester United. De Gea, 28, who was out of contract at the end of the season, had been linked with a return to Spain with Real Madrid for several years but has put pen to paper on a new four-year deal.

The deal keeps the Spain international at the club until at least June 2023, with an option to extend for a further year. De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 and has made 367 appearances for the club.

De Gea said: "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. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together."

United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he rated De Gea as the world's best goalkeeper. He 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."

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