David de Gea has suggested that he has better feel of ‘affection and respect’ from the Manchester United fans which does not exist in Spain. The 27-year-old has transformed into unquestionably the world’s best goalkeeper, and this has continuously linked with a possible return to Spain with Real Madrid.
Speaking prior to the Argentina friendly, De Gea pointed the difference between the support received from fans in England and Spain, and was quick to admit that he has received more love from the latter.
He said: “In the end in England I have a great affection and respect that I do not notice so much here [in Spain]. But every time I come to the national team I feel fondness inside and it is the most important thing.”
The £200k-per-week star came on the cusp of joining Real Madrid during the summer of 2015, but luckily, United managed to keep hold of his services after a faulty fax machine failed to generate the necessary paperwork prior to the deadline.
The former Atletico graduate has since committed to United on a contract which expires in the summer of 2019, but negotiations are already said to be underway to prolong his stay for the long-term.
Judging by De Gea’s comments, he is clear in his mind that his future is with United, and why would he want any change, considering the club are only going to get better with another summer of recruitment.