Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a new four-year contract, a week after a proposed transfer to Real Madrid collapsed, Reuters reported. Having failed to join Madrid on transfer due to the clubs bureaucracy, De Gea said he is "delighted" to stay on in United.
“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career," De Gea said in a statement on the club website (www.manutd.com).
"I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans. Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career.
"I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my team mates to be successful.”
De Gea was left out of United's opening games of the season, with manager Louis van Gaal openly questioning whether the player could deal mentally with the ongoing speculation.