David de Gea on Monday committed to Manchester United after signing a new long-term contract at Old Trafford.
After a prolonged contract negotiation, the Spaniard committed his future to the Red Devils and former player Gary Neville hopes to see an improvement in the goalkeeper’s performance. The 28-year-old joined United in the summer of 2011 and has since made more than 350 appearances helping the club win the Premier League, Europa League, and League Cup. De Gea was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid after it was said to be stalling over putting pen to paper on a new deal but on Monday the club confirmed that the former Atletico Madrid man had signed a new until at least 2023.
“I’ve got to believe it’s good news,” said Neville when asked by Jamie Carragher how big and positive the announcement was.
“He’s had a difficult time in the Premier League. When players are distracted it doesn’t help. He’s lost his place in the national team and made more mistake for Manchester United than ever before. But now he’s signed you hope that settles him down and he starts performing.”
“Manchester United need a spine. They haven’t got a strong, dominant spine. De Ge can be the start of that. But his performances have dipped recently.”
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