David de Gea has declared himself to be “really happy” at Manchester United, as the speculation surrounding his long-term future lingers on.
The Spanish international was all set for a move to Real Madrid in the summer of 2015. Thankfully for United fans, a mix-up between the offices meant the deal couldn’t be finalised before the deadline. Even though Real have still remained interested, De Gea has not let his focus waver.
He has been United’s most consistent player for the past 3 years. He has also won their Player of the Year award 3 times in this duration.
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Speaking to MUTV, De Gea asserted that he was happy at Old Trafford. “I feel really well on the pitch. I’m really happy to play for United and Spain and I’m feeling very strong on the pitch. I need to keep this level until the finish of the season,” he said.
He also commented on the Red Devil’s current 17-game unbeaten run, by stating: “It’s a very good run but we need to keep the same level, focus and concentration going into the games.
“Everything is easy when you win and when the run is good. You win and you never lose so everything is easy and everyone is happy. We now need to be really focused to keep winning.”
De Gea further talked about the quality in the squad, and their style of play.
“I think we are defending really well but we are keeping the ball for more time and I think this is key. We have more possession of the ball and are creating more chances so that is why we are conceding fewer goals and fewer opportunities. We have great players and have a lot of confidence.”
Manchester United will next face Hull City in their EFL Cup semi-final, second leg. The Red Devils won the first leg 2-0, but the former Atletico Madrid man made it clear that they would go into the fixture without being complacent.
“It’s a special game as, if you win, you’re at Wembley and in another final,” said the Spaniard.
“It is one where we want to be there, of course. We played well at Old Trafford and scored two goals and they didn’t score. That was the most important thing, we are two goals in front, but we know we are going to be in a war in Hull. We’ll need to play good football.”
De Gea has kept 7 clean sheets in 22 appearances so far this season.