De Gea ended speculation about his future by signing a new four year contract with Manchester United.
The 24-year-old Spaniard is arguably the best goalkeeper in the Premier League, and one of the best in the world, and the new deal comes after his collapsed deadline day move to Real Madrid.
Having sat out of competitive action since the start of the season, and with the failed move, it looked as if De Gea would be spending this campaign counting down his contract on the sidelines.
However, with the new deal agreed, it is expected that De Gea will return to Louis van Gaal’s first-team set-up this weekend as the Reds take on fierce rivals Liverpool.
There are no guarantees that De Gea will see out the new four year contract - five years if he signs the extra option in the deal - and a move to Madrid should still be expected in the future.
However, for now, De Gea is still a Manchester United player, and if he shows the kind of form he did last season, the Red Devils should face no trouble securing a top four place in the Premier League once again.
Following the confirmation of the deal, United fans took to Twitter to express their delight at the news.
Buzzing that Spanish Dave has put pen to a new deal. Even if he does go next summer, at least United have protected their interest. @D_DeGea— Conor Cranwell (@Conorc447) September 11, 2015
New De Gea contract is great news, bit disappointed still that he wanted to leave but hes still a top 3 keeper and having him is fantastic— Joe Burke (@JoeBurke26) September 11, 2015
Great news about De Gea, really hope he does stay long term but if he doesn't at least we will sell him for what he is worth #DaveStays— Josh Doherty (@JoshDorothy) September 11, 2015
Delighted to know that De Gea has agreed new 4 years deal... #DaveStays great season starting from tomorrow. bring on Liverpoolfc now.— abdihakim burburshe (@hakim_bu) September 11, 2015
#DaveStays I admit I wanted him gone on deadline day but what great news to sign a new contract! Could go in future but for the right price!— Ian Slater (@IanSlater1990) September 11, 2015
I must say this is a great coup by Ed and LVG, well done. #davestays— Oluquent media (@oluquent) September 11, 2015