David De Gea focused on the next 400 games
David De Gea has spoken of his pride at reaching 400 appearance for Man Utd and our no.1 insists he has many more things he wants to help the team achieve.
The 29-year-old hit the landmark on Monday night, in the 2-2 draw at home to Southampton, having also overtaken Peter Schmeichel in the previous match at Aston Villa to become the club’s record overseas appearance-maker.
De Gea spoke to us after his latest achievement and beamed: “I’m very, very proud to reach 400 games. It’s something amazing just to be part of this club. It’s something crazy… imagine to reach 400 games… it’s something very, very special for me and hopefully I can play another 400 games and just enjoy things day by day and enjoy being part of this club.
“I just want to keep playing and enjoying training and enjoying being with my team-mates and the staff and everyone. I just enjoy wearing the Manchester United shirt in every game and to play at Old Trafford is always special.
“I’m grateful to be here and hopefully I can be here for many years.”
De Gea joined the club in the summer of 2011 and has developed into the best goalkeeper in the world, in the opinion of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
A record four-time Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year winner with the club, the Spain international insists he has many people to thank for the standards he has reached and he had a special mention for the United faithful.
“I just want to say thank you to everyone for their support from the first day I came here,” he declared. “It’s great to feel the support of everyone. We have the best fans in the world so it’s great to play for them.
“Let’s keep going and keep fighting for the club and for the fans, and try to fight for trophies and something big for the pride of this club – let’s keep going.”
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