English Premiership

De Gea feels loved at United

2014-11-18 13:14
David De Gea (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is not taking the rumour mill seriously amid reported interest from Real Madrid.

De Gea arrived in 2011 from Atletico Madrid for a £18.7 million fee and after an initial struggle in the English Premiership, the Spaniard has gone on to prove that he was worth the risk taken by Sir Alex Ferguson.

The 24-year-old goalkeeper has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid as a long-term replacement for Iker Casillias. (Read that story here).

"It is difficult to say whether a bid will be made by Real, because of all the rumours that appear in the press." De Gea told La Sexta regarding the ongoing media speculation.

"In Manchester I feel wanted.

"If you took seriously what is written about you, you'd almost think you're going to a thousand clubs.

"So the best you can do is pay attention to where you are.

"I feel very loved by Man United."

De Gea was named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year for last season but United have the difficult task of convincing their star goalkeeper to remain at the club beyond the end of next season when his contract expires.

Manchester United will be without De Gea's (fractured finger) services on Saturday, November 22 when they travel to the Emirates to take on Arsenal. 

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