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De Gea hopes to stay at Manchester United for “many years” to come.

  • Spain international De Gea has spent almost a decade at Old Trafford.

  • De Gea's form over the last year has been criticised by football experts.

  • Some United fans believe the 20-time champions should give Dean Henderson a chance next season.

De Gea has spent almost a decade at Old Trafford. [Getty]
De Gea has spent almost a decade at Old Trafford. [Getty]

Goalkeeper David de Gea has described being a part of a big club like Manchester United as "amazing".

The Spanish shot-stopper has been the main man between the sticks at United since he secured a move from LaLiga club Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011 for a reported £19million.

His form over the last year has been criticised by a few football experts who say the Spaniard hasn’t been consistent.

And, with the emergence of Dean Henderson, who is on loan at Sheffield United, some United fans believe De Gea’s position at United could be under threat.

Regardless of what has been reported, the Spaniard isn’t worried about his future as he plans to remain at the Theatre of Dreams for “many years”.

"Just to be a part of this club is amazing. So, imagine, [nearly] 10 years, it's like a dream," De Gea said in a United Hangout.

"It's great to play games with this club, so I hope I can be here more years, many years."

Just before the 2019-20 Premier League season came to a halt due to the coronavirus crisis, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer‘s Red Devils were in fine form as they went on an 11-match unbeaten run across all competitions, beating Manchester City at Old Trafford and wrapping up an impressive win over Frank Lampard’s Chelsea side at Stamford Bridge, with January signing Bruno Fernandes playing a key part in the club’s upturn in form.

However, De Gea admits the former Sporting Lisbon captain’s influence has been helpful, adding that they still have important players like Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba to return from injury when the season resumes.

"I think the whole team improved a lot," De Gea said. "We were in a good moment. I think we were in very good, top form.

"We didn't concede many goals, and of course with Bruno [Fernandes] he brings a lot of quality. He's a clever player, a top midfielder, the team improves with him and it was a pity that everything stopped because we were in a good moment.

"But hopefully with some players that were injured will be fit when it all starts again, so it will be a good challenge for everyone."

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