United confirm De Gea addition

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Manchester United have confirmed the signing of Spanish U21 international David de Gea.

The goalkeeper moves to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid after signing a five-year deal with the club, passing a well-publicised medical earlier in the week.

“I feel very proud and I can’t wait to start playing here. When a club the size of Manchester United comes in for you it obviously makes you very, very happy," De Gea told MUTV.

"I saw their interest as an extra motivation to work even harder to show off my ability.

"It’s a great privilege to be part of a club like United and I'm keen to do my best and show what I can do.”


The 20-year-old follows Phil Jones and Ashley Young in signing for the club this summer, and whilst the fee is yet to be confirmed, it takes the club's spending in the transfer window well past £50 million.

De Gea also moves to Old Trafford on the back of some success on the international stage, after the Atletico star helped the Spanish U21 side win the European Championships in Denmark last week.

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