David de Gea has revealed that he is “really happy” at Manchester United and that he is a “stronger” person following the transfer saga involving him this summer.
De Gea was set for a move to Real Madrid on the final day of the Spanish transfer window but the move broke down due to late paperwork.
The Spaniard had been excluded from the team by Louis van Gaal up to that point but he regained his place after signing a new deal at the club until 2019.
De Gea insisted he is enjoying life at Man United despite the furore of just a few months ago.
“I felt in that moment that to extend my contract was the best thing to do. I’m really happy now, at one of the biggest clubs in the world, where I feel loved by the fans. Nobody let me down or disappointed me – these are things that happen. You must look forward, and I am very happy now,” De Gea said.
“During the market anything can happen, it can all change inside a minute. Football is like that. There were difficult moments, strange moments, but they help you to mature. To be stronger.”
There are rumours that there was a clause inserted into De Gea’s deal which will allow him to leave for Madrid next summer and that may well be the case. However, United will at least get a fairer fee for him and more manoeuvrability when it comes to negotiations. Perhaps he may even change his mind about staying over the course of the campaign.