Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has said that he will overcome the disappointment of not winning any trophies with Manchester United last season by looking forward to lifting the Olympic gold medal with the Spanish national team. The former Athletico Madrid goalkeeper is in the Spanish squad as part of the younger players. He joined Manchester United in an £ 18 million deal, but was extremely disappointing in the first half of the campaign. Following the injury to backup goalkeeper Lindegaard, David De Gea received regular opportunities and finished the season strongly.
Despite this, Manchester United were not able to win any major trophy for the first time in four years. David De Gea has said that he is extremely hurt by the fact that he was unable to lift any trophies with his new club, but is looking forward to returning to the pre-season training as a winner of the gold medal in the London Olympics 2012. Spain is one of the favourites to lift the medal alongside Brazil and Uruguay. They are by far the strongest team in the competition. This will not be the first major title De Gea wins with the Spanish national team, as he has already lifted the under-21 European Championships.
“I want to end the season by winning a gold medal to forget about the end of the Premier League campaign. It’s incredible how close we came to winning the title. We have to leave that behind us, and focus on the new season. Even though I didn’t win any titles, I have positive feelings about my first season at Manchester United. I have learned a lot and I think I’ve made a lot of progress. Our goals for next year are winning the Premier League and the Champions League,” said De Gea.