Manchester United legend has message for world class ace De Gea after deal gets announced!
Manchester United legend Gary Neville has told David De Gea that he hopes to see an improvement from the Spaniard now that he has signed a new deal.
Regarded as one of the finest stoppers in the game right now, there has been a lot of speculation in the media about the future of De Gea, as there have been some big clubs linked with a move as he simply could not agree terms with the United.
However, the Spanish star ended all those rumours by finally agreeing a new contract with the club which adds another three years on top of his current deal, with reports suggesting that he will now be paid around £250,000-a-week.
Asked by Sky Sports pundit and Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher how big a positive the announcement was, Neville said on the Sky Sports website: ‘I’ve got to believe it’s good news. ‘He’s had a difficult time in the Premier League. When players are distracted it doesn’t help.
‘He’s lost his place in the national team and made more mistake for Manchester United than ever before. ‘But now he’s signed you hope that settles him down and he starts performing.
‘Manchester United need a spine. They haven’t got a strong, dominant spine. De Ge can be the start of that. But his performances have dipped recently.’
De Gea told the official club website: “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.
“Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.
“As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here. I still feel that I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.
“I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad.”
De Gea has not looked his brilliant self over the past few weeks, that is for certain, but now that he has signed this massive deal means that all the speculation surrounding his future will no longer be dominating the headlines for both him and the club.
It is fantastic news and now the Spaniard can focus on helping the Red Devils get back into the habit of winning trophies.