The transfer of Spain international David De Gea did not go through as planned, which means Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has to keep the goalkeeper at least until the January transfer window. Or at least that is what was assumed at the point of the closure of the transfer window.
However, owing to the disappointing performance of Sergio Romero against Swansea City, Van Gaal may had to bring back De Gea sooner than later. And, with the official announcement coming in from the club for David De Gea’s contract extension, the Man U manager will be filled with rejoices.
To start with, David De Gea would be looking to make a strong come-back against Liverpool, adding solidarity to the Man U defense.
David De Gea clears the air with Louis Van Gaal?
The Man U manager believed that the Spaniard does not have the right focus for the game due to the long transfer saga with La Liga giants Real Madrid. However, the transfer did not go through and now Van Gaal has the striker committed to the club with a long-term move.
The contract extension doesn’t seem too hard to believe despite the fallout in the earlier weeks. Remember Wayne Rooney’s contract saga with Sir Alex Ferguson?
The extension at this point seems in the best interest of the player and the club. Manchester United get a keeper proven in the Premier league, who has been crucial against top-flight clubs during the past years. For David De Gea, it means increased play-time and a better chance to seal a berth as Spain’s no. 1 for next year’s Euro.
De Gea commits long-term future at Manchester United
“I am delighted to be starting this new chapter in my United career. I have always enjoyed playing with these great players in front of our fantastic fans. Manchester United is a special club and Old Trafford is an ideal place for me to continue to develop my career. I’m looking forward to putting a difficult summer behind me and concentrating on working hard to improve and help my teammates to be successful,” announced the Spain international on Manchester United website.