Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea arrived to Old Trafford on 2011 and despite a slow start, he was able to gain Sir Alex Ferguson’s trust along the way. Now with David Moyes in charge, the former Atletico Madrid star became the unquestionable shot-stopper of the Red Devils and the management will reward him with a contract extension.
The towering goalkeeper, who has capped for his country at both U21 and senior level, had a rough time at the beginning of this Premiership tenure as he didn’t have the strength or the skill set to be an everyday player in the Premier League. However, his work ethic and natural talent made him succeed to the point where he’s now one of the most coveted young players in Europe.
This new deal will keep De Gea at Old Trafford until the 2018 season and will also give him a £15,000 pay rise, meaning he will earn a whooping £75,000 per week.
The signing of the new deal will also complete a fantastic year for the Spaniard, in which he was able to overcome competition and scare the doubts on his way to be Manchester United’s no. 1 choice between the posts. It is definitively the right move to extend him if the team is looking to maintain their place as one of Europe’s most successful teams in recent years.