De Gea: Madrid is my city

David de Gea has commented on his future and suggested that if he were to ever leave Manchester United, then it would be for a return to Madrid.

The goalkeeper, who is in the Spain senior squad for the first time this week, has been linked with a return to La Liga, with both Barcelona and Real Madrid reportedly considering bids for the former Atletico Madrid man.

“Things have been said and written. I'm very happy at Manchester United and I'm under contract,” commented the 22-year-old to Marca.

“I hope to be here for a long time and win many titles. Barca still has Valdes in goal. Madrid is my city and I would like to return there one day.

“My call-up to Spain? They have the best ‘keepers in the world. It's not easy to come here because there are three world-class keepers.”

De Gea featured prominently for Manchester United in their two-legged Champions League Last 16 defeat to Real Madrid.

The second leg was overshadowed with focus on a controversial red card handed out to Luis Nani.

“We were better and deserved more, but there were unfair incidents and decisions. That's the way football goes.

“These small details are enough to send you packing in these types of games. Nani's red card changed the game and also the tie. Without that red card, Manchester United would be in the quarter finals.”

The ‘keeper then reflected on his work under Sir Alex Ferguson.

“He's got a strong personality and although he was very angry that day, he was proud of his team.

“He's more than just a Coach. He manages the whole team. He's like a father to everyone who comes to the club. That's why he's the best.

“Similarities with Vicente del Bosque? They both demand a lot of respect and know how to handle the dressing room and players. Del Bosque's achievements with Spain speak volumes.”

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