David De Gea Wants To Become Manchester United Captain Next Season
David De Gea wants to captain Manchester United next season after committing his long-term future to the club.
The Spanish goalkeeper, 28, is on the verge of signing a lucrative six-year contract worth a reported £375,000-a-week.
He had been linked with a mega transfer away from Old Trafford with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain expressing an interest to sign him this summer.
But he's set to end speculation regarding his future by signing a new deal.
And to emphasise his commitment to United, he wants to wear the captain's armband.
"I've been captain for some games," said De Gea, whose captained United on occasions last season.
"It is amazing to be captain of a club like Manchester United and defend this badge so, of course, I'll be really, really happy to captain.
"It's my ninth season, I feel like one of the most experienced players.
"I need to show that on the pitch and try to help the young guys know what Manchester United means and that's important."
De Gea's form dipped during the business end of the 2018/19 campaign. He made a slew of high-profile errors in goal, but he commands a lot of respect within the team.
He's a popular choice among United fans, too. Here's some reaction from social media:
David De Gea will be an amazing Captain for @ManUtd becausehr posses pure genuine world class quality and shows what standards we should be playing at.
He also knows the feeling of winning the league and other trophies.
He gets my vote, love u big Dave:heart::raised_hands:#MUFC
- James McDermott (@MUFC_MCDJ) July 22, 2019
It should be De Gea and Pogba should be vice captain. The rest shouldn't be at this club https://t.co/ASIgfRBJ4x
- Red Devil Chronicle :beginner: (@wefollowunited) July 22, 2019
Pogba De Gea and Lindelof should be captain options. We need players that are standout 1st team performers. Can't have captain sitting on the bench.
- De_Gea (@DaveWay_) July 22, 2019
Ashley Young is United's current skipper but there's calls from fans to appoint De Gea as club captain.
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