David de Gea was minutes away from becoming a Real Madrid player, but after the deal fell through, our goalkeeper opted to sign a contract extension with Manchester United. The fans have been fully behind him and De Gea has expressed his happiness at still being at the club.

I felt in that moment that to extend my contract was the best thing to do. I’m really happy now, at one of the biggest clubs in the world, where I feel loved by the fans. Nobody let me down or disappointed me — these are things that happen. You must look forward, and I am very happy now. During the market anything can happen, it can all change inside a minute. Football is like that. There were difficult moments, strange moments, but they help you to mature. To be stronger.