Old Trafford new boy is happy to join champions.
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits he feels privileged to be joining the Premier League champions.
The 20-year-old signed a five-year contract to complete an £18million move from Atletico Madrid.
This has taken manager Sir Alex Ferguson’s total spending over the £50million mark after signing Phil Jones from Blackburn and Aston Villa’s Ashley Young.
De Gea is rated as one of the brightest prospects in the game but has the unenviable task of filling the gloves of United legend Edwin van der Sar.
The Spaniard was part of his country’s U21 team that won the European Championships last week and is looking forward to showing Red Devils fans what he can do.
“I feel very proud and I can’t wait to start playing here,” he told MUTV.
“When a club the size of Manchester United comes in for you it obviously makes you very, very happy.
“I saw their interest as an extra motivation to work even harder to show off my ability.
“It’s a great privilege to be part of a club like United and I’m keen to do my best and show what I can do.”
His arrival could spell the end of Tomasz Kuszczak at Old Trafford, with Anders Lindegaard expected to be De Gea’s back up.