David De Gea calls Manchester United a ‘special club’

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea claimed that he is playing for a special club but refused to answer any questions regarding his contract extension with the Red Devils.

De Gea has been a constant subject of transfer speculation at Manchester United with Real Madrid lurking in the background with a deal to sign the Spanish international. However, United have done well to keep hold of De Gea but the club is looking to extend De Gea’s contract in coming weeks.

According to Sky Sports, United have reached out to De Gea’s representatives to activate the option of extending De Gea’s contract until 2020 as Jose Mourinho begins his work to win back the Premier League trophy for Man United.

De Gea’s current deal ends in 2019 and the club has the right to active a further 1-year on his deal if the player agrees to the move. Although the talks are in the initial stage but De Gea refused to answer anything about his new deal in an interview with Sky Sports.

De Gea said: “Just being part of this club is special in itself,” De Gea said. “Being a player and a part of this club is special, so when you get to wear the shirt, you go to away games, that’s something you are always proud of and is very special.

“Being part of such a great club like Manchester United fills you with emotion and you gradually realise how much the club means to the fans and the people who work here.

“They really live for the game, so that does become part of you and you can only appreciate that having spent time here.”

De Gea’s claims of Man United being a special club have been further established after the Red Devils appear to be close to completing a shock transfer for Alexis Sanchez from their long-standing rivals Arsenal.

Although Alexis may not be eligible to play in United’s weekend fixture against Burnley, the Chile international star will be a huge part of United’s squad and starting XI in the second of the 2017-18 campaign.

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