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Manchester United ace insists he wants to be club icon amid transfer speculation

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that his intention is to remain at Old Trafford and write his name into the club’s history books.

The Spaniard has again been linked with an exit from the club in the January transfer window, with Real Madrid understood to be reigniting their interest in the shot-stopper after falling short in their bid to sign him last summer.

De Gea has since signed a new contract at the club, has seemingly mended his relationship with Louis van Gaal and has become a permanent fixture of the starting line-up again.

While Madrid have been handed a transfer ban which will come into effect in the summer, they could yet make a move for De Gea in the next fortnight. However, it appears as though he has no intention of leaving Manchester any time soon.

“I’m happy, I’m enjoying it and I believe in the team,” he told Sky Sports. “They [Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar] were the greatest goalkeepers in the Premier League, they are legends for this club and that is what I want.

“I train every day to be the best goalkeeper in the world, that is my aim. I’m not sure who the best is now, but it’s what I want. Also, to win trophies for Manchester United.”

United currently sit in sixth place in the Premier League table and remain 10 points adrift of leaders Leicester City ahead of their clash with Liverpool on Sunday.

Depending on that result, coupled with Arsenal’s at Stoke, the gap could extend further. Meanwhile, the Red Devils will be hopeful of progressing in the Europa League and FA Cup respectively as they look to avoid a trophy-less campaign.

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