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De Gea 'very happy' at United and unaware of Madrid interest

Spanish keeper brushes off club speculation on the eve of Euro 2016.

Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea
Manchester United and Spain goalkeeper David de Gea

MANCHESTER UNITED GOALKEEPER David de Gea claims he is unaware of reported interest from Real Madrid, insisting he is “very happy” at Old Trafford.

De Gea was poised to return home to the Spanish capital last year until his proposed contract was reportedly eaten by a faulty fax machine on deadline day. The Spain international went on to sign a four-year extension and help United to the FA Cup.

Madrid have since been linked with another bid for De Gea, despite Keylor Navas helping the club to Champions League glory this season. The 25-year-old, however, has no plans to depart Manchester.

“I know nothing about Madrid wanting to sign me. I’m calm. I have three more years in Manchester,” De Gea told Cadena Ser as he prepares for Euro 2016.

“United have given me everything. Now I’m just concentrating on the Euros and to be with the national team.

“I’m at a big club, which gives me love every day.

“I’m very grateful for Manchester United and I’m very happy there.”

De Gea, who has won United’s Player of the Year award for three consecutive seasons, is vying with Iker Casillas for a starting role in Spain’s XI.

Two-time defending champions Spain kick off their Euro 2016 Group D campaign against the Czech Republic on Monday, before facing Turkey and Croatia.

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