David de Gea has celebrated his 10 year anniversary as a Manchester United player last week. Despite losing the no.1 position for a period last season to Dean Henderson, De Gea has spoken to the official site about what it means to him to represent United for a decade.

It’s been a lot of years at the club and a great source of pride for me to have been able to play for a club like Manchester United for so many seasons now. But you have to live in the present, I think I still have a lot of years ahead of me at the club, I’m excited about that, feeling strong and I’m very keen to do well. I feel great in myself, high in confidence and I think it should be – and has to be – an important season for all of us.

De Gea made his debut in the Community Shield against Manchester City. By half-time, we were 2-0 down. Joleon Lescott scored a header for the first, with De Gea staying on his line, before Edin Dzeko scored from distance, when De Gea should have done better. Thankfully, United came back to win 3-2, with Nani scoring a 94th minute winner. Our goalie has reflected on that moment.

I remember that I arrived here as a kid of 20 and went straight into the United goal in a ‘Super Cup’ final at Wembley. It was a very special moment. But I recall we went two-nil down in the first half and then the gaffer made the three changes and in the second period we came back, with that amazing goal from Nani right at the end. Our fans there were incredible. It was an unforgettable moment, and we were fortunate enough to win and start the season off on the right foot, so yes, it was a great occasion. Right from the word go you get the feeling that even if you are two or three-nil down, the team will just keep fighting and maintain that intensity right to the end and can turn any game around. That’s a fact and historically this club has always done this. We’ve turned lots of games around at the death, scoring the winning goal in the final seconds. That day was no different, ending with a late winner.




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