It had been several days since David de Gea wrote a full stop in his history with Manchester United. Arrived on June 30, the Spanish goalkeeper did not extend his relationship with the red devils and became a free agent. But today is a full stop. Through a message published on his social networks, the 32-year-old goalkeeper announces that he will not continue in the Mancunian discipline after 12 seasons.
“I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United fans”, narrates the beginning of said statement. David de Gea’s was being one of the soap operas of the summer in England. When everything seemed on track for the man from Madrid to sign the renewal of his contract with the red devilsHaving accepted both a salary cut – from 375,000 pounds a week to 200,000 – and not having a guaranteed title, Manchester United took the new contract out of his hands. The Mancunians wanted to renegotiate David de Gea’s link downwards and there everything was cut short.
There were several enigmatic messages that the Spanish goalkeeper, already as a free agent, left on his social networks. A true Manchester United legend like David de Gea seemed to be being ignored as the club probed the goalkeeper market. However, the Mancunian exporter has only had words of gratitude for the Old Trafford team: “It has been an unforgettable and successful stage since I arrived here. I didn’t think that since I left Madrid as a kid we were going to achieve what we have achieved together”.
With Manchester United pending to close the transfer of André Onana and David de Gea himself waiting to resolve his future, which could be in Saudi Arabia, the 32-year-old goalkeeper took the opportunity to recall his time at Old Trafford. “I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love of the past 12 years. We have achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club.. I felt incredibly proud every time I put on this shirt, leading the team, representing this institution, the biggest club in the world, it was an honor that is only granted to a few lucky footballers”, he expressed in his farewell message.
David de Gea, who has dressed the elastic of the red devils During 545 games, the player with the 5th most games in the club’s history, he has won practically everything in Manchester: one Premier League, one Europa League, one FA Cup, two Carabao Cups and three Community Shields. That is why, as the player himself affirms, that “now is the time to undertake a new challenge, to try again in a new environment. Manchester will always be in my heart, Manchester has shaped me and will never leave me. we’ve seen it all”.