David De Gea's watch at Manchester United comes to an end after 12 years


David De Gea has announced his departure from Manchester United after spending 12 years of his professional career as a Red Devil.

The Spaniard confirmed the news on his official Twitter account on Saturday, July 8, 2023. David De Gea appreciated everyone that he has worked with over the last decade from his teammates, coaches and also the supporters at the club.

"I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United supporters. I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love for the last 12 years. We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride every time I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers. It’s been an unforgettable and successful period since I came here. I didn’t think from leaving Madrid as a young boy we would achieve what we did together. Now, it’s the right time to undertake a new challenge, to push myself again in new surroundings. Manchester will always be in my heart, Manchester has shaped me and will never leave me. We’ve seen it all."

De Gea joined United from Atlético Madrid in 2011, he made 545 appearances for the Red Devils with 190 clean sheets. He won the Premier League, FA Cup, UEFA Europa League and two Carabao Cups.