Manchester United’s superstar goalkeeper David de Gea confirmed his departure from the club on Saturday. He joined United in 2011 and established himself as one of the most important players for the team. He also built his reputation as one of the best goalkeepers of the current generation. The Spanish shot-stopper took his social media account to announce his departure from United.
“I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love from the last 12 years. We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride every time I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers. It’s been an unforgettable and successful period since I came here. I didn’t think from leaving Madrid as a young boy we would achieve what we did together.”
I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United supporters.— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) July 8, 2023
I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love from the last 12 years. We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible… pic.twitter.com/6R7ezOEf1E
Erik Ten Hag appreciated De Gea for his extraordinary career at Manchester United. David de Gea won a Premier League title and a Europa League title in 2016. He also won the Player of the Year title on multiple occasions for the club.
“It takes great quality and character to reach the level of even playing one game for Manchester United. To do it 545 times over 12 years is a special achievement, particularly in the goalkeeping position where every game puts you in the spotlight,” Ten Hag said in a statement released by United.