David de Gea signed another contract extension at Manchester United this season, meaning by the time he retires he will have spent pretty much his entire career at Old Trafford.
When asked by Sky Sports about his feelings on the club, he claims that Manchester feels as much as home as Spain does to him, and that he loves being at the club.
The truth is I feel like at home here. There are times when I am in Spain and I’m really looking forward to coming back here, at home in Manchester. We’ve been here for a lot of years and I feel like people appreciate me here, I’ve made a lot of friends and I’m thrilled to be part of this club.
It’s been a long time that I’ve been playing here and it’s not an easy thing to keep playing at the highest level and to maintain that level. I personally hope that we can get more accolades in years to come by working hard and playing to that same high level.
Last weekend we drew 3-3 with Sheffield United, having gone 2-0 behind, before going 3-2 ahead, then drawing after a late equaliser was controversially allowed by VAR.
De Gea has acknowledged that the mentality to come back from behind last weekend was good to see but that overall the team is not playing well enough, and that maybe a lack of quality in the squad is to blame for that.
The team is what it is, and results are what they have been recently. It’s true that the first half was horrible, probably one of the worst this year. The reaction of the team in the second half was important, but it’s not enough. We should win these type of games to be on top, we need to win four or five games in a row to be at the top, but at the moment the team is not playing so well.
We’re giving it everything, we’re trying to get those big wins that can put us high up in the table, but the truth is at the moment we’re not consistent enough, there’s much to train and much to improve. I don’t think it’s through any lack of effort, the boys are leaving everything out on the field in training and games. You could point maybe to a lack of quality in certain areas, but certainly not a lack of fight.