David de Gea “prepared to die” to win Man United trophies following Ronaldo’s move

David de Gea is reportedly “prepared to die” in order to win more silverware with Manchester United in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return.

It’s been a rollercoaster ride of a decade for de Gea ever since he first made his way over to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011. From winning the Premier League, FA Cup and Europa League to being linked with a move to Real Madrid, there have been an awful lot of “high points” for one of Spain’s best goalkeepers of this generation.

Alas, there have also been a few bad spells, with the last twelve months seeing calls from supporters for Dean Henderson to replace the 30-year-old as United’s new number one.

Where does de Gea go from here?

Instead of fading into the background, though, de Gea has opted to fight for his place in the starting XI – and there was no better way to showcase that than by saving an injury time penalty against West Ham last weekend.

As per The Athletic, this is the kind of spirit and determination we can expect to see on a consistent basis from de Gea from now on.

“Following the arrival of Varane, Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho, however, De Gea has been described as being “prepared to die” for the chance to win the trophies again alongside world-class footballers at Old Trafford. To do so, however, would require hard yards of his own. De Gea always stayed quietly confident that his highest level remains higher than that of his rival Dean Henderson, whom the Spaniard recognises as an ambitious and talented goalkeeper.

“But it is one thing knowing it, and another thing showing it,” says one source close to the goalkeeper.”

He’ll hope to continue showing it tomorrow when Manchester United host Aston Villa in the early kick-off.

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