Manchester United are set to offer goalkeeper David De Gea a contract extension and extend their 11-year relationship with the Spaniard.
David De Gea joined Manchester United in 2011 from Atletico Madrid at the age of 21. Introduced during the era of legendary Sir Alex Ferguson, DDG has slowly evolved into one of the best goalkeepers in the world. De Gea is one of the few members of the current squad to have tasted Premier League glory with the Red Devils. In total, he made 483 appearances for the club, while keeping 164 clean sheets. He is also a full-time international for the Spanish national team.
His contract is due to expire in 2023 but his experience as a top professional could help United return to the top of England and Europe. The 31-year-old is one of the leaders in United’s dressing room.
De Gea has seen many iconic managers come and go at Old Trafford, but his place has always been assured. Despite the occasional error, De Gea was always consistent in goal and was United’s savior countless times. In fact, in a united team that has been on a downward spiral over the past few years, DDG has been one of their torchbearers.
With Ajax manager Erik ten Haag set to become the new manager next season, an exodus of players is expected at Old Trafford. But De Gea doesn’t seem to make it into this list as he will be one of the first names on the squad sheet. He himself expressed his enthusiasm and desire to work with the Dutchman. If Ten Haag is to succeed at United, De Gea will undoubtedly be a central part of the strategy.