Manchester United have today confirmed that David de Gea has signed a new four-year-deal with the club, with the option of a further year.

There has been plenty of speculation over the goalkeeper’s future but over recent months it appeared as though there were just a few details to iron out. De Gea will reportedly be paid £350k-a-week, which is a huge amount of money when you consider some of the errors he’s made over the past few months, but there’s no denying we are a much better team with him between the sticks.

Speaking with the official site, he talked about his happiness at extending his stay at the club and his desire to reward the supporters for sticking by him.

It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour. Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.

As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here. I still feel that I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.

I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad.