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DDG: Wearing United jersey makes me proud

Speaking to Manchester United’s new magazine, Old Trafford’s 12th Man, David de Gea has talked about the pride he feels when pulling on our jersey.

“Well, the pride of playing for United was what really made me happy,” he said. “You know when you come to such a big club you have to keep working hard each day and continue to be happy and hopefully give good performances for the team. Playing for United, one of the greatest clubs in the world, is always a source of pride to me. Every time I pull the shirt on, I’m pulling on the history of the club.”

De Gea moved from Madrid to Manchester but claims he settled in very quickly.

“I settled straight away,” he added. “I’m calm and well adapted now, it’s all going great and I really enjoy Manchester. What stands out is the respect that people have here. I can go anywhere and people may know me but they give me my space. I think that’s a very good thing.”

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  1. King Eric says:

    Top man. Already he “gets” United. Celebrates every goal like a fan. Worked his arse off to prove the doubters wrong. Top keeper.

  2. AlphaRS says:

    After all the stick this boy got in the media he made the PFA team of the year. That should be a great sense of pride for all United fans. Coming up well against great adversity with hard work and determination.

  3. United till I die says:

    Delighted DeGea and the other young lads all won their first title together as it will only strengthen the bond between them.

  4. King Eric says:

    AlphaRS. Spot on mate. He could easily have wilted like a certain Mr Foster.

  5. hammed abiola f says:

    lesson from De gea, don’t quit or give up even if no one sees anything good in you. SAF has given the team live. up De gea

  6. GENTLEKEZ says:

    The sticks did not only come from d media but also from that big mouth lindergaard. I also see him taking over from casillas soon, forget those cunts valdes and reina average @ best. DDG#worldclass#

  7. D'GING€r PrinC€ says:

    In David we d lad

  8. Jay says:

    @Gentlekez I think he will be very soon, Valdes is not that great and Casillas despite his trophy haul with Spain has been going backwards for quite some time. Ferguson really showed how to nurture a player.

  9. Rukky says:

    Top draw player. Hope he stay 4 long

  10. Andromeda says:

    Top top keeper, quality boy..already taking serious strides to fill in the gloves of his predecessors.

  11. samuel - united WE stand says:

    De gea is an hallmark of determination and perseverance. He has the ability but also the mentality symbolising strenght. Has got better and will hopefully continue to get better and due to going through some of his development in the premier league, he’s bound to be the complete goalkeeper and that may well propel him to the pinnacle of goalkeeping, at this moment, he’s only potential and i hope he continues to get better next season.

  12. giggs11 says:

    I DID stand behind him in every discussion from the very 1st moment of his arrival / nice guy, top gk, glad he is here & speaks about the club the way mentioned above

  13. nambuktu says:

    Credit to him, he has grown by leaps and bounds this season. He gives that aura of confidence whenever his name appears on the team sheet, very much like during the days of VDS and Schmeichel.

    Interesting question to ponder though: has United ever had a red goalkeeper jersey?

  14. glen says:

    DDG The RIGHT G K 4 Manunited

  15. Redblood says:

    I hope he stays for long. He will be great. He has taken big strides

  16. Random says:


    What do you expect Lindegaard to do, ‘pick his nose’ on the bench? You do not get the chance
    to be United goalkeeper many times, and Lindegaard tried his best, and will continue to. Got to give him credit.


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