David de Gea has put pen to paper on a juicy £375,000-a-week contract; making him the highest-paid goalkeeper in the world.
Does he deserve that? For me, absolutely he does. The Spaniard has been Manchester United’s most consistent performer in the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era. His unwavering loyalty continues to amaze me.
It would have been oh so easy for the 28-year-old to leave, probably to Real Madrid, and enjoy massive success in the form of trophies. Instead, he chose to stay at a time where we need him most.
Now, according to The Metro, we know why he decided to remain a Red Devil. They state that De Gea opted to stay at United due to ‘unwavering support’ from Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, as he felt ‘personally indebted’ to the Baby Faced Assassin.
This is all despite De Gea questioning the club’s ability to compete on the trophy front, but after making some high-profile mistakes, the United manager’s confidence in the #1 never wavered.
We’re lucky to have De Gea for another four seasons and I hope that now his future is secure, those silly mistakes are cut out from his game as he can solely focus on his football again…