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David De Gea 'honoured' to sign new Man Utd deal

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has signed a new contract.

De Gea has signed a new four-year contract with the option to extend that by a further year, ending long-term speculation over his future at the club.

De Gea was signed from Atletico Madrid by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2011, taking time to adapt to English football before establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.

Now 28-year-old, he has won every major trophy, bar the Champions League, in his time at the club, and has been voted Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year on four occasions.

“It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour," De Gea told the club website. “Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club.

“Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.

“As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here.

"I still feel that I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club's tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.

“I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they've shown me during the good times and the bad."

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