Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea rules out move to Barcelona
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea claims he would rather return to Atletico Madrid than join Barcelona. The 22-year-old shot-stopper insists he is “very well in Manchester”, which is why he is not interested in moving away.
David De Gea’s future has been questioned by media, fans and football analysts in recent future. David De Gea, who was signed in by Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in 2011 for £17 million, has been heavily linked with a return to Spain.
Barcelona’s goalkeeper Victor Valdes claims he will exit Nou Camp at the end of the season. This news has sent Barcelona into a frenzy because Victor Valdes has been Barcelona’s first-choice for nearly a decade.
David De Gea claims the possibilty of him moving away from Old Trafford was extremely low and there is absolutely no chance of him joining Barcelona.
“I know things have been said and written but I have a contract. I’m very well in Manchester,” David De Gea was quoted by The Sun. “It is not just my name that appears. At Barca, Valdes is still the 'keeper and Madrid is my city, one day I’d like to return. But now I hope to stay in Manchester for a long time and win a lot of titles.”
David De Gea lauded the Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson and defended the manager’s angry reaction to Manchester United’s Champions League exit after being defeated to Real Madrid.
“Sir Alex is more than a manager. He controls everything in the team. He’s a father for all those who come to the club. For that he is the best,” David De Gea said. “Sir Alex has a lot of character and on that day he was very angry, although deep down what he felt more was pride for his team.
“We were superior to Madrid and deserved more but there were situations - unfair decisions and we were knocked out.
“Football is like that and in that type of game details leave you knocked out. The expulsion of Nani marked the game and the tie. Without that red card it would be Manchester United in the quarter-finals.”