Manchester United supporters have reacted with sheer delight after it was confirmed that David de Gea had signed a new contract at Old Trafford until 2023 with the option to extend for a further year.
The Spaniard famously came within minutes of completing a move to Real Madrid in 2015, only for the deal to fall through due to documentation errors, prompting De Gea to sign a new long-term contract at United.
With that contract set to expire next year, De Gea and United have been in negotiations regarding fresh terms for over a year.
After what has felt like forever, United fans were markedly ecstatic to see that their best player had committed his long-term future to the club.
The two new contracts #mufc have given to David de Gea over the last five years is arguably the best business the club has done post-Sir Alex era. The man has kept the club relevant around the top of the English footballing structure.
Says a lot about the player and the club.
— Kaustubh Pandey (@Kaus_Pandey17) September 16, 2019
— Benjamin Brazil (@bennymufc) September 16, 2019
— #FlemimgOut #SackBalaji (@trashkhande) September 16, 2019
— Sam Sutcliffe 🇮🇨🏴 (@sam4felicitys) September 16, 2019
The Best In The World.
— Privilege Makuvire (@privilege_mufc) September 16, 2019
I love this guy
David De Gea is my favourite GK all time
— Sachin Suryavanshi 🌞 (@imsuryavanshi3) September 16, 2019
How big is this?
I remember being at school – now three years ago – scrolling through my phone in lessons, seeing talk of a new De Gea contract, wondering, ‘will he really sign another long-term deal here?’.
De Gea could have gone to any club in the world. If he had really wanted, he could have made a move to Madrid happen. He could have joined Paris Saint-Germain or Juventus for nothing next summer.
Instead, he has decided to stay here, at this humungous and failing and truly bewildering football club. He is, without doubt, one of us.
An adopted Manc, United’s best player, the finest shot-stopper in the world. He deserves to be the highest-paid player in the world.