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Man Utd keeper De Gea: I can't see myself leaving this club

David De Gea insists he doesn't see himself leaving Manchester United.

The Spaniard is preparing to take on former club Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last-16 first leg on Wednesday.

It is the first time he will face his boyhood club since swapping the Spanish capital for Old Trafford in 2011.

"I like the fact I was born in Madrid, but at the end of the day, it's just a city," said De Gea.

"Now I feel as if I'm from Manchester; I just feel like anyone else from Manchester. Where you are loved and welcomed is your home.

"I've been here for many years and, obviously, anything can happen in life, in the world of football, but honestly I don't see myself away from Manchester United.

"Of course, I'm going back home [for this tie], I'm going back to the club that gave me the opportunity to be who I am today.

"Obviously, I wish Atletico all the best, but I don't know whether the fact we're playing them is a good or bad omen. Everyone is going there to win, especially me."


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