David de Gea has put pen to paper, signing a new deal that will see him remain at Old Trafford till 2023.
The Spaniard also has the option of extending the said contract by an extra year.
The goalkeeper pitched his tent with Manchester United in 2011 and has made 367 appearances since then.
De Gea who’s spent eight years at Old Trafford already would have spent 13 years if he decides to run out his contract.
This is only a year short of United legendary goalkeepers, Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar combined.
David is on his way to winning a legendary status at United, having maintained position as fans’ favourite year after year following his spectacular saves.
This deal comes with a swollen package which would see him become the highest earning goalkeeper in the world and the highest earner at Old Trafford.
De Gea who was delighted about the deal said: “It has been a privilege to spend eight years at this great club and the opportunity to continue my career at Manchester United is a genuine honour. Since I arrived here, I could never have imagined I would play over 350 games for this club. Now my future is fixed, all I want is to help this team achieve what I believe we can and win trophies again, together.
“As one of the senior players in the squad, I want to support and lead in any way that I can to assist the younger players, so they know what it means to play here. I still feel that I have so much more to achieve at the club and I truly believe that Manchester United can build on the club’s tradition of success and reward our fans for their support.
“I am committed to continue repaying the fans for all of the care that they’ve shown me during the good times and the bad.”
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer who couldn’t hide his excitement said that the Spanish goalie has proved himself to be the very best in the world.
“I am delighted that David has committed his long-term future to the club. Over recent years, David has proved himself to be the best in the world and a vital part of our plans as we look to take Manchester United back to where it belongs. David is a fantastic person and his outstanding quality provides the perfect base to our defence.
“Over his time here, David has really understood the values of playing for Manchester United and now represents everything you want in a goalkeeper. As a player he is still hugely determined and hungry to achieve more. We all look forward to working together to meet those ambitions over the coming years.”