Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has eased fears of him leaving the club in the future, insisting in an interview with Spanish magazine El Enganche that he loving life at Old Trafford.
De Gea, 24, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for several months after starting the season in fantastic form, with Marca claiming that the Spain international would be more than open to a return to La Liga.
With 18 months left on his current contract, United are desperate to tie their star shot-stopper down to a new deal but fear that the spending-power of Real could leave them cornered down the road.
However, after his agent, Jorge Mendes, revealed this week that the former Atletico Madrid man hoped to remain in Manchester for the long-term, De Gea has also moved to hush rumours.
"Rigth now I feel very happy at Manchester United. I feel very loved by everyone and the people of the club," he said.
"I'm happy, playing well, which is the most important, and although it is true that the team is not as good as I wished we are going to improve little by litle. We have to focus in doing the things well this season."
Signed from Atletico in June 2011 for a British record fee for a keeper of around £17.8 million, De Gea endured a tough start to his United career, even losing his starting spot to Anders Lindegaard for a time.
He has since pushed on to prove himself one of the club’s most invaluable performers, however, receiving particular plaudits this season after keeping the club in several games with numerous world class saves.
It’s no wonder that a club like Real are reported to be after his signature but, at this point, it looks like he is committed to Louis van Gaal’s side.