Cape Town - David De Gea has signed a new four-year contract with Manchester United, keeping him at Old Trafford until at least 2019.
The Spanish goalkeeper was set to join Real Madrid on deadline day before a paperwork issue scuppered the deal.
De Gea's new contract includes the option to extend it for a further year.The 24-year-old goalkeeper joined the Reds back in 2011 and has registered 175 appearances for the club, winning the Premier League title in 2013 and two Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards.
“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career." De Gea told the club's website.
"I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans.
"Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career. I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful.”
Louis van Gaal said he was bsolutely delighted with the news that his star goalkeeper had decided to extend his contract.
“I am absolutely delighted David has signed a new contract." said Van Gaal.
"He is one of the best goalkeepers in world football. I am very pleased that he will be part of the team for many years to come.
"David made a very important contribution to our performance last season and he has been the club’s Player of the Year for the last two seasons. He is a popular player who is keen to learn and enhance his game. At such a young age for a goalkeeper, he has many years ahead of him.”