Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has insisted that he is heading nowhere by stating that he was happy at the club.
There had been rumpus of the player’s future with United deciding to recall keeper Dean Henderson from his loan spell at Sheffield United and with competition rife for the position, the Spaniard had been once again been linked with a move away from the club.
In an interview with the club’s official website, De Gea said: “Well, I’m still the same person I am today but I’m much more mature now.
“I was coming to a massive club, it was a different language, a different culture, everything was different and I matured a great deal as a person for sure, and I’ve grown a lot as a player and I’m truly grateful for all these years that I’ve been here and what can I say? It’s been incredible!
“It’s wonderful to be here and, to be honest, I feel right at home in Manchester. I think you learn from your mistakes, you start to mature and life throws up difficult situations and, of course, you learn from them, from the bad times especially, and I think that’s life, isn’t it?
“I’ve learnt lots of things, it’s difficult to pick out just one. It’s difficult to say but you learn, particularly that times can be tough, you can have difficult periods, especially in this world. There are lots of people who will slate you.
“You’ll get it from all sides but it’s about believing in yourself, having confidence in what you can do to keep on going and give 100 per cent in every training session, every game, and know that life goes on. You have to show up each day to improve and be happy, which is the most important thing.
“I’m obviously the same person but with more experience, I’ve gone through more things and I’m much more experienced in everything. The years have gone by. There have been good times and bad times but I’m doing well now.
“I’m really content with everything I have and all that I have achieved and I’m looking forward to the future, which will hopefully bring many more years. Being at a club like this and at this level for so many years isn’t easy so I’m proud of that and bring on some more!”
The former Atletico Madrid man sat out of Spain last two games and it is believed his position at the national team is under threat after some unconvincing outing towards the end of last season.