David De Gea is open to being named Manchester United’s permanent captain ahead of the 2019/2020 season.
Talks between the club and the 28-year-old has persisted for a long time, but it was reported last week that he has agreed a new contract which will see him pocket £375,000 per week till the summer of 2025.
The Spain international went on to confess his desire to be named captain in an event for supporters in Singapore on Sunday night.
“I’ve been captain for some games,” said the goalkeeper. “Of course, it is amazing to be captain of a club like Manchester United and defend this badge.”
“It’s amazing, so of course, I’ll be really, really happy to [be] captain. It’s my ninth season, I feel like one of the most experienced players.”
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David De Gea joined Manchester United from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011 and has helped the club win a number of trophies which include the Premier League title, a FA Cup, a League Cup and the Europa League.
The Spaniard has also bagged the Premier League goalkeeper of the Year once, while being included in the PFA Team of the Year five times and the FIFA FIFPro XI once. He’s also been named Man United’s Player of the Year a record four times and Man United’s Players’ Player of the Year three times.
Ashley Young has been widely tutted to be Manchester United’s next captain after the departure of Antonio Valencia last month. Indeed, the 33-year-old filled in for Valencia for most of the last season as the Ecuadorian battled fitness issues.
Paul Pogba is also believed to be in contention for the armband, though the France World Cup winner is a subject of transfer to Spanish giants, Real Madrid.
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