Manchester United keeper David de Gea ‘proud’ to wear captain’s armband against Ipswich Town

by Ben Topliss

Manchester United keeper David de Gea has revealed he was “proud” to wear the captain’s armband in the 3-0 win over Ipswich Town on Wednesday night.

De Gea was given the armband by Bastian Schweinsteiger after Wayne Rooney was substituted late on.

It was a symbolic moment for the Spaniard, who signed a new contract at Old Trafford earlier this month having failed to secure a transfer to Real Madrid.

De Gea was delighted to receive the honour and let his feelings be known:

De Gea clearly wanted to join Madrid but perhaps moments such as the one against Ipswich may persuade him that his long-term future lies at Old Trafford.

Any doubts that supporters had over his focus following the failed transfer have been dismissed thanks to a number of fine performances from the keeper since his return to the starting XI. De Gea will look to continue his good form against Sunderland this weekend.

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