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David de Gea makes captaincy claim amid new contract agreement talks

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David de Gea is close to signing a new deal with Manchester United and the player is looking forward to becoming the captain for the Red Devils as after the departure of Antonio Valencia, the Premier League side are without a leader.

“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,” said De Gea.

“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.

“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 has been linked with a move away from Manchester United but now the player looks set to commit his future with the Red Devils.

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