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08th Jul 2023

<strong>David De Gea confirms Man United departure with emotional statement</strong>

Callum Boyle

David De Gea

De Gea leaves the club after 12 years

David De Gea has confirmed that he has left Manchester United after 12 years at the club.

Talks between the two parties had been ongoing throughout the season with United eventually offering him a deal only to withdraw it at the last moment following concerns over the structure of his wages.

De Gea joined United in 2011 and in his time at the club played 545 times, winning three Community Shield’s, two Carabao Cups, one FA Cup one Premier League and one Europa League title.

In an emotional post on Twitter, the Spaniard said: “I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United supporters.

“I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love from the last 12 years.

“We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride everytime I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers.

“It’s been an unforgettable and successful period since I came here. I didn’t think from leaving Madrid as a young boy we would achieve what we did together.

“Now, it’s the right time to undertake a new challenge, to push myself again in new surroundings. Manchester will always be in my heart, Manchester has shaped me and will never leave me.”

Man United are set to replace the outgoing ‘keeper with Inter Milan’s Andre Onana – who previously worked with Erik ten Hag at Ajax – with Fabrizio Romano reporting that a deal could be completed by the end of next week.

As for De Gea, his next move is unknown, with Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia reportedly keen to sign him.

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