The Manchester United goal keeper, David de Gea, whose contract with the Red devil club expired on June 30th, but at the time, the club said they were still in discussions over an extension.
The 32 year old shot- stopper, who joined the Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 confirmed his departure from the club on Saturday, 8th July, 2023 via his twitter.
According to de Gea, he said, it’s been an unforgettable and successful period since he came to Manchester United and he didn’t think from leaving Atletico Madrid as a young boy that together, they would achieve what they did.
“We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride everytime I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers”.
De Gea went further to say, now it’s the right time for him to undertake a new challenge and to push himself again in another new surroundings, but Manchester United will always be in his heart, because it has shaped him and will never leave him.
Meanwhile, de Gea made 545 appearances for the Red devils club, becoming only the 11th player in club history to do so. With Man U, he has 1 Premier League championship, 1 FA Cup, 2 English League Cups and a Europa League trophy. He also won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award four times, which is a record at the club matched by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Story: Ezekiel Kefas