Man Utd keeper vows to stay at Old Trafford.
Spain international has reacted to rumours that he may be heading back home at the end of this season.
Source: The Sun
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says that he is more than happy with his current situation with the runaway Premier League leaders, despite the youngster having been on the end of a continued criticism.
The 22-year-old only arrived in the North-West in summer 2011 from La Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid, taking on the tough task of having to replace veteran Netherlands international Edwin van der Sar in the United goal.
And, despite some rocky periods between the sticks for the top-flight giants at times this season, the young no. 1 has grown in confidence as the campaign has gone on, culminating in an eye-catching display when United travelled to his home town of Madrid to take on Real in the Champions League last 16 last month.
Those impressive displays have also in turn led De Gea to be recalled by the world and European champions Spain for their upcoming World Cup qualifying double header with Finland and France, as well as the recent rumours about a potential return to La Liga at the end of the season.
Now, with FC Barcelona no. 1 Victor Valdes set to leave the Catalan giants, either this summer or at the end of next season, and Madrid also thought to be on the lookout for a new goalkeeper at the end of this season, De Gea’s name has been linked with both clubs.
However, that would be a massive mistake to make the return journey so soon after arriving in the English Premier League, as well as being a sign of failure on his part, in spite of just who the two clubs calling him are.
De Gea, like his compatriot Gerard Pique before him at Old Trafford, can improve his all-round game massively by remaining in England and under the watchful eye of head coach Sir Alex Ferguson and goalkeeping coach Eric Steele, will be a better shot stopper for his time in the Premier League.