David de Gea has faced several challenges at the start of the season which stemmed off his failed summer move to Real Madrid because of document issues.

While in the midst of his transfer saga, de Gea was dropped by Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal for some of the opening games of the season with intense speculations that the 25-year-old former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper was heading for the Old Trafford exit.

However, after keeping five clean sheets in eight matches for United this term, the Spanish goalkeeper, currently training with La Roja ahead of friendlies against Germany and England, feels very happy, relaxed and back to his best.

He has also thanked United fans for standing behind him in times of tribulation.

“I felt in that moment that to extend my contract was the best thing to do,” De Gea told ESPN.

“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.”

Meanwhile, rumours persist that De Gea’s new five-year contract at United carries a release clause that will allow him to eventually complete his move to the Santiago Bernabeu anytime soon.


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