Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is searching for a leader after the departure of Antonio Valencia, and the goalkeeper considers himself to be the best candidate for the captaincy.
David de Gea says he would be “really happy” to be named Manchester United captain and insists he is ready to fight for trophies at Old Trafford as he closes in on a new deal.
The Spain international has been in talks over another contract at Old Trafford for a number of months and now appears set to commit his future to the Premier League outfit.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been searching for a new captain after the departure of Antonio Valencia after last season. “I’ve been captain for some games. Of course, it is amazing to be captain of a club like Manchester United and defend this badge”.
“It’s amazing, so of course I’ll be really, really happy to captain.
“It’s my ninth season, I feel like one of the most experienced players.
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“I need to show that on the pitch and try to help the young guys know what Manchester United means and that’s important.” David de Gea said this at an event in Singapore on Sunday night.
“We are Manchester United, we need to fight for trophies. When you put on this badge, that’s what it means – fight for everything, give your best and bring the team again to the top.”
The Spaniard will line-up against the Blues again on the opening day of the 2019-20 campaign as Man Utd host Frank Lampard’s side on August 11.
Juan Mata hopes his team-mate’s transfer saga will be over by then, and would also like to see Paul Pogba stay at Old Trafford.