The Spanish goalkeeper moved to Manchester United in the summer of 2011, under the watch of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The legendary coach was instrumental in bringing the young Atletico Madrid shot-stopper to England, as a replacement to Van Der Sar. After enduring a slow start, De Gea rose to prominence gradually, winning the league title in 2013.

Since then, he has been considered one of the best goalkeepers in the world. He was Spain’s number one choice goalkeeper in the 2018 World Cup. Speaking about his future, the 30-year-old said that he only associates home with Manchester.

“It’s wonderful to be here and, to be honest, I feel right at home in Manchester,” De Gea told the club’s official website.

“I’m still the same person I am today but I’m much more mature now. I was coming to a massive club, different language, a different culture, everything was different and I matured a great deal.

You learn from bad times, that’s life: De Gea

“I’ve grown a lot as a player and I’m truly grateful for all these years that I’ve been here. It’s been incredible.”

De Gea then pointed out on the moments when it wasn’t rosy. “I think you learn from your mistakes, you start to mature and life throws up difficult situations. You learn from them, from the bad times especially, and I think that’s life.

“The years have gone by. There have been good times and bad times but I’m doing well now.

“I’m looking forward to the future, which will hopefully bring many more years. Being at a club like this, and at this level for so many years, isn’t easy so I’m proud of that.”