De Gea calms Manchester United rumors

09:13, September 29, 2010      

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Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David de Gea this Tuesday moved to calm rumors of a possible move to Manchester United.

The 19-year-old has been in outstanding form for his side this season. Spain coach Vicente del Bosque has hinted that he is close to a call-up to the national side, while Manchester United coach Sir Alex Ferguson saw him in action against Valencia a week ago.

Although Sir Alex was in the Mestalla Stadium mainly to keep an eye on Valencia, whom his side face in the Champions League on Wednesday night, he will have been impressed by De Gea's man of the match performance that earned his side a 1-1 draw.

That display has sparked rumors that the English club are willing to offer around 16 million dollars to make the youngster the successor to veteran keeper Edwin Van der Saar at Old Trafford.

De Gea is remaining calm over the rumors.

"I didn' t know Ferguson was there (in Valencia), I only found out the next day, I still think he went to see Valencia," he told newspaper el Mundo Deportivo.

"Everything is working out well for me here and I am very happy. It would be difficult for me to leave," he added.

"I have a contract with Atletico Madrid until 2013 and when this season is over, we will talk to the club about the chance of extending that deal. But the big thing is that I have a contract until 2013," said the goalkeeper, who is in no hurry to leave his current club.

"I want to carry on playing here, I want to carry on enjoying my football and I would hope we can win another trophy," he concluded.

Source: Xinhua


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