Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has claimed that he feels plenty of “affection and respect” in England.
David De Gea has regularly been linked with a return to Spain after his attempt to sign for Real Madrid in 2015 fell through.
According to talkSPORT, while on international duty, the goalkeeper spoke of his time in the UK.
“In the end in England I have a great affection and respect that I do not notice so much here,” the 27-year-old told reporters. “But every time I come to the national team I feel fondness inside and it is the most important thing.”
That ‘affection and respect’ from Manchester United fans was never more evident than during a Premier League clash with Stoke in January in truly awful wind and rain at Old Trafford. De Gea had precious little to do during the game, but the Spaniard was showered in chants and praise from the stands as he attempted to keep warm in the conditions.