May 30, 2024

Manchester United Football Club has described its former goalkeeper, David de Gea as “an incredible servant”.

The Club said De Gea was an extremely special person who played his role to their expectation.

David De Gea has left Manchester United following the end of his contract, with the Spanish goalkeeper penning a farewell message to the Premier League club’s fans on Saturday after 12 seasons with the Old Trafford side.

De Gea’s contract expired on June 30 but at the time the club said they were still in discussions with the 32-year-old shot-stopper over an extension.

The Spaniard, who joined United in 2011 when Alex Ferguson was manager, was the current squad’s longest-serving player having made nearly 550 appearances.

Reacting to his departure, Manchester United said “An incredible servant, and an extremely special person”. The Club tweeted.

United also prayed for his success in his football career.

“Wishing you every success for the future” Part of the tweet read.