David De Gea seemed set for a move to Real Madrid earlier this month, with the Spaniard seemingly always on the verge of joining the giants.
The protracted saga came to a halt when the relevant paperwork was not completed on time, and the 24-year shot stopper stayed at the club.
David De Gea. How did you just do that?
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) September 20, 2015
Now, he has fans purring at the prospect of plying his trade for the side for another year at least.
A stunning save to deny Jose Fonte from a corner kept his side with a one goal cushion, before Juan Mata struck from just outside the box to extend their lead.
He had earlier expertly kept Sadio Mane out from point blank range, but was powerless to prevent Graziano Pelle pouncing.
Mignolet at fault, and a few minutes earlier De Gea had made a ridiculously good save for Utd from a corner, to show how keeping is done.
— Paul Tomkins (@paul_tomkins) September 20, 2015
He recently signed a four-year contract extension after his move back to the Spanish capital collapsed.
The former Atletico man hadn’t appeared for Louis van Gaal’s side before the end of the transfer window, but doesn’t appear to be showing any signs of rust.