De Gea thankful for support

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has thanked the club's fans for their support following his failed deadline day move to Real Madrid.

The Spain international's future was the subject of widespread speculation in the off-season, with Real expected to make a big-money offer after parting ways with club stalwart Iker Casillas.

However, Real only firmed up their interest on the final day of the transfer window and were unsuccessful in their attempt to bring De Gea back to Spain.

De Gea has since committed his future to the Red Devils, putting pen to a new four-year contract on Friday, with the option to extend by a further year.

"I feel really well, I would like to say thank you to the fans for their support," De Gea told MUTV.

"They are always behind the team, behind the club, and that's amazing.

"It was a different summer, it's true. But I kept my focus, kept calm and kept doing my hard work. I want to say thank you to my team-mates as well.

"I've trained really hard and I played with my national team, of course, so I feel ready and 100 per cent fit.

"It's a perfect moment to come back at Old Trafford with the fans against Liverpool. It's a special game for us, for the fans, for the world and, of course, we need to win. We need three points for the fans.

"We are Manchester United – we are going to try to win everything."

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