Manchester United keeper David De Gea has sent an ominous warning to Dean Henderson that he has no intention of letting up at the club.
The Spain international signed for the Red devils in 2011 in a £18m deal from Atletico Madrid and is closing in on nine years at Old Trafford.
Henderson, 23, has enjoyed an outstanding loan spell at Sheffield United but he has his eyes set on replacing De Gea at United next campaign.
Although, United would prefer Henderson to spend another year at Bramall Lane but he is is impatient and would consider a transfer move elsewhere if his pathway is blocked.
De Gea’s form has dropped in the last 18 months but the shot-stopper says he intends to see out the five-year contract that he signed in 2019.
‘I’m getting older, but just to be a part of this club is amazing,’ said De Gea.
‘So imagine, 10 years, it’s like a dream. It’s great to play games with this club, so I hope I can be here more years, many years.’
Manchester United were in a rich vein of form before the coronavirus pandemic enforced a shutdown around Europe.
United had kept ten clean sheets in their last 12 games across all competitions and De Gea says the improvements were clear for all to see.
‘I think the whole team has improved a lot. We were in a good moment (prior to lockdown),’ continued De Gea.
‘I think we were in very good, top form, we didn’t concede many goals, and of course with Bruno he brings a lot of quality
‘He’s a clever player, a top midfielder, the team improves with him and it was a pity that everything stopped because we were in a good moment.
‘But hopefully with some players that were injured will be fit when it all starts again, so it will be a good challenge for everyone.’