Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has said he is not "concerned or disappointed" by reports in Spain confirming that Real Madrid have ended their intentions of signing him. The Spain international said he is looking forward to his future at Old Trafford, believing the Jose Mourinho era will see the club get back to their best.
The 25-year-old custodian was on the verge of a move to the Santiago Bernabeu last summer as United and Real agreed his transfer on deadline day – with Costa Rica international Keylor Navas expected to move in the opposite direction as a makeweight.
However, the deal collapsed after paperwork failed to arrive at La Liga headquarters in time. Just days later, De Gea signed a new four-year deal with the Red Devils.
AS recently reported that Real Madrid had until 15 June to make a decision on whether they want to renew their pursuit, as De Gea's €50m (£39.1m, $56.5m) release clause was due to expire.
Marca claimed on 9 June that, following a meeting between Real Madrid officials and De Gea's agent Jorge Mendes, the Champions League winners have ruled out any move. Zinedine Zidane wants to stick with Navas as his number one after the Costa Rica international was one of Los Blancos' most consistent players during the 2015-2015 campaign, leaving Kiko Casillas as the back-up.
Questioned about these reports during an interview with El Larguero, De Gea said: "I know nothing. I have just found out because you are telling me. I am not concerned at all. I have three more years at United.
"Now I'm just concentrating on the Euros and the national team. Nobody [from Real Madrid] has called me [to discuss the deal] but I get used to seeing front covers in the media about it. I am just thinking about the European Championship.
"No, [I am not disappointed]. I'm at a big club, which gives me love every day. I'm very grateful for Manchester United and I'm very happy there."
De Gea also spoke keenly of the arrival of Mourinho, suggesting the former Chelsea boss was essential to turn Manchester United's fortunes around following three disappointing seasons under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.
"I think United need a manager like him, a coach with personality and winning mentality," De Gea said. "Mourino's appointment is a wise move."
"I came to United to win trophies and in the last two years we have not been at a level that this club deserves. Hopefully, with the change of the manager, the club will return to the highest level."