David de Gea: “I don’t see myself away from Manchester United.”

David de Gea has hinted he could finish his career at Manchester United.

The Spanish goalkeeper returns to Madrid this week as United take on Atlético Madrid in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Wednesday’s first leg tie will be De Gea’s first match against the La Liga club since leaving them in 2011.

“I like the fact I was born in Madrid, but at the end of the day, it’s just a city,” he told UEFA.

“Now I feel as if I’m from Manchester. I just feel like anyone else from Manchester. Where you are loved and welcomed in your home.

“I’ve been here for many years and, obviously, anything can happen in life, in the world of football, but honestly I don’t see myself away from Manchester United.

“Of course, I’m going back home [for this tie], I’m going back to the club that gave me the opportunity to be who I am today. But this is just another match.

“Everyone wants to play well, we want to win, it is a Champions League match. Obviously, I wish Atlético all the best, but I don’t know whether the fact we’re playing them is a good or bad omen.

“Everyone is going there to win, especially me.”

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