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De Gea not planning Man Utd exit: I feel right at home

David De Gea is more than happy to stay at Manchester United.

The 30-year-old signed a long-term extension last season to continue his stint at Old Trafford, where he arrived from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

And the Spaniard admits he feels at home in Manchester after so many years.

"It's wonderful to be here and, to be honest, I feel right at home in Manchester," De Gea told MUTV.

"I'm still the same person I am today but I'm much more mature now. I was coming to a massive club, [with a] different language, a different culture, everything was different and I matured a great deal.

"I've grown a lot as a player and I'm truly grateful for all these years that I've been here. It's been incredible."

De Gea has been under pressure to keep his starting position after an inconsistent couple of seasons, which he says has only helped him grow as a goalkeeper.

"I think you learn from your mistakes, you start to mature and life throws up difficult situations. You learn from them, from the bad times especially, and I think that's life.

"The years have gone by. There have been good times and bad times but I'm doing well now.

"I'm looking forward to the future, which will hopefully bring many more years. Being at a club like this, and at this level for so many years, isn't easy so I'm proud of that."

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