David De Gea Gives Manchester United Supporters a Heartfelt Farewell Speech
An emotional farewell letter was written by David De Gea and given out to the fans of Manchester United, finishing off an impressive career with the Reds.
David made the transfer from Atletico Madrid to Manchester in the summer of 2011, and he continued to be a consistent presence in goal for the following 12 years, solidifying his status as one of the greatest players in the history of the club.
Today, he walks away from Old Trafford as a legend, leaving behind an indelible legacy that includes 545 appearances, 190 clean sheets, and a plethora of personal achievements, records, and trophies.
On his official Twitter account, David expressed his gratitude to all of his followers and supporters:
The process of writing this farewell statement to all of Manchester United’s followers has proven to be very challenging.
“I want to convey the depth of my gratitude and appreciation for the love you’ve shown me over the past 12 years,” I said. “Thank you for being there for me.”
“Since the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club and entrusted me with the honor of donning this badge, we’ve made a lot of progress,” he said. “We’ve come a long way.”
“Every time I wore this shirt, I was overcome with an incredible feeling of pride,” A select group of fortunate footballers will ever have the opportunity to serve as captain of the squad and represent this organization, which is the largest club in the world.
“Ever since I made it here, the trip has been one that I will never forget, and it has been extremely rewarding.” When I was a little boy, I left Madrid, and I could never have imagined that together we would eventually achieve such great heights.
“Now is the time for me to take on a new challenge, to test the limits of my capabilities in new environments, and to embark on new adventures.”
“My time spent in Manchester left an indelible mark on me, and it will forever be a significant component of my identity.” This magnificent club, Old Trafford, and all of our devoted supporters will hold a very important place in my heart forever.
“We’ve been through everything together as a team.”