David de Gea plays himself on FIFA career mode

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has confirmed that he plays himself on FIFA career mode.

The 24-year-old took part in a Q&A session with the Manchester Evening News - the video can be seen HERE - and responded to several questions that Twitter users were desperate to know the answer to.

One of them was: ‘Do you ever play yourself in FIFA career mode?’ De Gea confirmed that he did, “sometimes”, and told the reporter that he wins with himself in goal.

De Gea names favourite bands

The Spain international was also asked which is his favourite band, to which he confirmed he was a fan of heavy metal groups Slipknot and Avenged Sevenfold.

Strongly linked to Real Madrid in recent months - and still yet to sign his contract extension at Old Trafford - the world-class goalkeeper was also quizzed on what are the best things about living in Manchester.

De Gea: This is what I like about Manchester

“I like living in England, and in Manchester, it’s a quiet place - and for us, for the players, it’s important because we like to be relaxed.”

De Gea was answering the questions while sat next to teammate Angel di Maria, whose understanding of the English language is not yet good enough to take questions from British reporters.

Although it would have been interesting to hear the Argentina international’s thoughts on living in Manchester following an attempted burglary at his house last month.

The former Real Madrid star is currently living with his wife and child in a Manchester hotel and has yet to live up to his £59.7 million price tag.

De Gea: World-class goalkeeper

De Gea, on the other hand, has come on in leaps and bounds since arriving from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

Now world-class, De Gea has arguably been the standout goalkeeper in the Premier League this season and is widely considered one of the three best keepers in world football at present, alongside Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.

Manchester United fans are desperate for De Gea to sign a contract extension - his current deal expires in the summer of 2016 - but the player’s representatives are demanding the Red Devils reduce the cost of his buy-out clause.

Real Madrid move looks inevitable

United want to include a £50 million release clause, whereas De Gea’s advisers want the figure to be closer to £25 million.

It seems the Premier League giants may need to agree in order to prevent losing the Spanish on a free transfer - although a £25 million release clause would still leave them at serious risk of losing De Gea to Real Madrid.

Should Manchester United fans accept that De Gea will inevitably join Real Madrid in the near future? Have your say in the comments below!

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