While last season wasn’t David de Gea’s best, given the ridiculously high standards he set himself, we have been given reason to panic this season with him taking him to agree a new deal at the club. With just one year remaining on his current contract, we were faced with the possibility of him being sold this summer so we didn’t lose him for nothing next year.

However, reports suggest that a deal has been struck between the club and goalkeeper, and his comments to Sky Sports today seem to confirm it, with De Gea claiming he wants to be United’s captain.

I’ve been captain for some games. Of course, it is amazing to be captain of a club like Manchester United and defend this badge. It’s amazing, so of course I’ll be really, really happy to be captain.

It’s my ninth season, I feel like one of the most experienced players. I need to show that on the pitch and try to help the young guys know what Manchester United means and that’s important. We have to improve a lot. We are Manchester United; we need to fight for trophies. When you put on this badge, that’s what it means – fight for everything, give your best and bring the team again to the top.