Manchester United: De Gea pens new four-year contract

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has signed a new four-year deal with the Red Devils, which will keep him at the Old Trafford until 2019.

On Transfer deadline day, the Spaniard looked to be on the verge of joining Real Madrid, but the deal was not materialised due to the relevant paperwork.

The 24-year-old shot-stopper, who has been ruled out of all six of Man United’s games of this season, has insisted that he wants to put a “difficult” summer behind him.

“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career,” De Gea told the club’s official 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.”

De Gea is expected to return to the first team this weekend when the Red Devils will take on arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford.