David de Gea
David De Gea was signed by Ferguson to replace Edwin van der Sar in 2011Getty

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has claimed he is "currently very happy" at Old Trafford despite reports linking him with a return to La Liga to play for Real Madrid.

The goalkeeper's agent, Jorge Mendes, recently revealed that the former Atletico Madrid star is unlikely to leave the Premier League in the near future.

"He has one year left on his contract and I think that he will stay in Manchester. The player will decide, but he's happy there, at the moment," Mendes said.

But following the January arrival of Victor Valdes, De Gea's future in Louis van Gaal's side has been under scrutiny.

Having moved to the Premier League giants in the summer of 2011 after Sir Alex Ferguson paid around £19m to Atletico Madrid to secure his services, De Gea has developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world, attracting the attention of a number of big clubs.

The Champions League winners have indeed reportedly earmarked the 24-year-old keeper as the main target to replace Iker Casillas in the long-term as the Spanish international legend has already turned 33-year-old and is close to retirement.

But when asked during an interview with El Enganche about those rumours, De Gea tried to play down any speculations.

"Rigth now I feel very happy at Manchester United. I feel very loved by everyone and the people of the club," De Gea said.

"I'm happy, playing well, which is the most important, and although it is true that the team is not as good as I wished we are going to improve little by litle. We have to focus in doing the things well this season."