Manchester United announced yesterday that David De Gea had signed a new four-year contract. The Red Devils had been in negotiations with the player for almost two years before the Spaniard finally signed on the dotted line.
Supporters on Twitter have been reacting to the news with many relieved that the deal has been finally signed off, while others are hoping for an improvement in his performance levels:
— . (@IneUni46) 16 September 2019
hope we get better. he deserves to loads of trophies. the only world class who stuck with us through our tough times
— Mathias Jakov (@mathew7271998) 16 September 2019
Incoming David de gea of 2014-2017
— RK (@username1aken) 16 September 2019
— Charll ♀️(On Holiday) (@CharlEdits) 16 September 2019
Ain't nobody ready for the best defensive unit now.
— Calvin Fernandes 🇾🇪 (@Calvin12fern) 16 September 2019
A true Mancunian red ❤️
— Abdulrahman (@many170) 16 September 2019
— David Sheridan (@davidmja73) 16 September 2019
Really thought his bad performance were due to the psychological pressure leading to distraction regarding contract talks, now we gonna see the best of him again 🔥
— Mohammad bijle (@Maddy02_yahoo) 16 September 2019
This is the foundation needed
— Samuel Naidoo (@samo_85) 16 September 2019
Relief, his form has dipped but his class was never in doubt
— Stuart Kennedy 🔰 (@KennedyStuart90) 16 September 2019
It is believed that De Gea will earn £375,000 a week, which could amount to £93.75m if he stays until the end of his contract.
While the Spanish international did have a dip in form last season, the majority of fans will feel the cost of the new deal is well worth it.
It is extremely hard to find a world-class goalkeeper in the transfer market and at 28 years of age, De Gea has many more years left at the top of his game.