David de Gea is happy at Manchester United after Real Madrid link
28 October 2012 11:05
David de Gea insists he is happy at Manchester United and is not looking to return to Spanish football, despite reported interest from Real Madrid.
The 21-year-old joined United from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011, but has yet to fully cement his position as the club's first-choice goalkeeper.
He has been sharing the goalkeeping duties with Anders Lindegaard again this season and that has prompted speculation De Gea could try to leave.
Reports have claimed that Real are lining up a swoop for De Gea to become the long-term replacement for Iker Casillas at the Santiago Bernabeu.
However, De Gea has no problems fighting for his position at United and is not seeking a move back to his homeland.
"I am happy at United and not thinking about a return to Spain," De Gea told The Sun. "I've accepted the challenge to learn and improve as a professional. And fighting for my place gives me a bigger incentive to play well."