De Gea: I hope to stay in Manchester for a long time and win a lot of titles

De Gea: I hope to stay in Manchester for a long time and win a lot of titles

David De Gea has insisted that he has no plans of a move away from Manchester United in the summer.

Barcelona have been strongly linked with a move for the 22-year-old goalkeeper who has been in sizzling form this season after Victor Valdes admitted he wouldn’t sign a new contract.

But De Gea has said he wants to be in “Manchester for a long time” and has no plans to go back to Spain.

Quoted by The Sun, De Gea says: “I know things have been said and written but I have a contract. I’m very well in Manchester.

“It is not just my name that appears. At Barca, Valdes is still the keeper and Madrid is my city, one day I’d like to return.

“But now I hope to stay in Manchester for a long time and win a lot of titles.”

after receiving his first call up to the senior side and it is richly deserved. His man-of-the-match performance against Real Madrid announced him fully on the global scene that he is ready to take the pressures of top class football.

Fans have been fully supporting the Spaniard this season and he is starting to show the confidence that every goalkeeper needs to succeed.

De Gea has had a tough time of it so far in England with criticism, often unfairly, constantly being launched at him and he has praised his relationship with Ferguson for helping him cope with it.

“Sir Alex is more than a manager,” he continued.

“He controls everything in the team. He’s a father for all those who come to the club. For that he is the best.

“A footballer has to get used to good and bad words.

“At times things are said that don’t make a lot of sense and it is part of the job to know how to live with that. The best thing is to know who you are always.”

De Gea faced Real Madrid for the first time since his move from arch-rivals Atletico in the controversial UEFA Champions League ties this season and despite the heartache of going out in such fashion, De Gea believes United can be proud of how they played.

He said: “Sir Alex has a lot of character and on that day he was very angry, although deep down what he felt more was pride for his team.

“We were superior to Madrid and deserved more but there were situations – unfair decisions – and we were knocked out.

“Football is like that and in that type of game details leave you knocked out. The expulsion of Nani marked the game and the tie. Without that red card it would be Manchester United in the quarter-finals.”

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