De Gea: I want to play against Liverpool

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has stated that he wants to return to club action against Liverpool today after signing a new contract at Old Trafford.

The Spain international had his heart set on a summer move to Real Madrid but a deal fell through at the 11th hour and the custodian was forced to stay in England.

With less than 12 months left on his contract with the Premier League side, the former Atletico Madrid stopper caused headlines yesterday by agreeing a new four-year deal with the Old Trafford side.

While the controversy over De Gea’s future played out over recent weeks, Louis van Gaal has opted to play Sergio Romero in his team over the Spaniard.

However, speaking after agreeing a new deal with United, De Gea has stated that he is raring to return to the first-team fold for the Red Devils.

“It is a perfect moment to come back and at Old Trafford, with the fans and against Liverpool, one of the biggest games in the world. I know the fans will love it if we win the game,” The Daily Mail quote De Gea as saying.

“Yes, of course I’m ready to play. I train really hard and I played with my national team and of course I feel ready and 100 per cent fit.”

It remains to be seen who Van Gaal will select in goal against Liverpool, with Romero not covering himself in glory during United’s defeat to Swansea last time out.