David de Gea has reiterated his commitment to the cause at Manchester United, noting he was “proud to be part of this great family.”
The Spaniard has enjoyed his finest season yet at Old Trafford, winning the ‘Golden Glove’ award alongside being voted as the club’s ‘Player of the Season’ for the fourth time in five years.
He has not enjoyed the same success with Spain, however, making errors in all three group games and suffering immense criticism back home for his performances, with some even calling for him to be dropped.
Seven years to the day since signing for Man United, De Gea reiterated his love for the club amid the torrent of abuse being sent his way from Spain.
Proud to be part of this great family 🔴💪🏼 https://t.co/qeNKrSWyH3
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) June 29, 2018
De Gea was literally moments away from becoming a Real Madrid player in 2015. A series of hilarious documentation issues eventually stopped the move from going through, and since then he hasn’t looked back.
The love from supporters he has received since has been unwavering and powerful – the kind of adulation reserved for the very best who step onto the Old Trafford turf. United fans know a top player when they see one.
And as De Gea has found himself pilloried by his own national press with growing intensity during this World Cup, he may end up feeling as if the chaos of that night in 2015 – where his dream of playing for the best club in the world was crushed – happened for the better in the end.