David De Gea has moved on from failed Man United to Real Madrid transfer
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says he has moved on from the debacle of his failed transfer to Real Madrid and appreciates the support and help he has received from everyone at Old Trafford.
De Gea was widely expected to complete a move to Madrid during the summer, but the transfer fell through on deadline day when the documentation was not submitted in time.
In a preview clip released ahead of a programme to be screened on Canal Plus on Monday, the Spain international said the whole affair had taught him a lot about the world of football and helped him to mature as a person.
"He pasado momentos duros, que te hacen madurar y crecer. Hay que mirar hacia delante y seguir trabajando". De Gea. https://t.co/X6E2ZoQJz5- La casa del fútbol (@casadelfutbol) October 7, 2015
"I am a guy who can move on from bad things and difficult moments," De Gea said. "There have been some tough moments, but now is the time to move on, and keep working even harder than ever.
"Football teaches you things. Tough moments make you mature and grow up. There are things that you learn in the world of football. You must keep working and try to improve every day in training."
De Gea was left out of the team by United boss Louis van Gaal while the transfer saga was ongoing, but he was then swiftly reinstated as No. 1 and signed a new four-year contract last month.
The 24-year-old said he now felt backed and supported by everyone at his club, adding: "Everyone who works for 'el Manchester' respects me. They try to help me and I really appreciate that."
Meanwhile, Real goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who was set to be part of the deal involving De Gea, has said the adversity he has faced in his career, particularly during recent times, has helped to make him stronger.