David De Gea, signed a five-year deal with Man United

Goal-keeper, David De Gea, signed a five-year deal with Manchester United in a £17.8million move from Atletico Madrid.

The 20-year-old Spanish keeper arrived in Manchester for a medical on Monday.

De Gea was United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's first choice to succeed Edwin van der Sar when the veteran Dutchman retired at the end of the 2010/11 season.

De Gea becomes the second most expensive keeper ever, after Italian Gianluigi Buffon.

He is fit and cannot wait to wear the No 1 jersey at Old Trafford.

'I feel very proud and I can’t wait to start playing here,' he said.

When a club the size of Manchester United comes in for you it obviously makes you very, very happy.

'I saw their interest as an extra motivation to work even harder to show off my ability.

'It’s a great privilege to be part of a club like United and I'm keen to do my best and show what I can do.'

Rio Ferdinand is looking forward to lining up in front of De Gea.

The centre-half Tweeted: 'David de Gea welcome bro! Another quality young player signed, Manchester United have had a nice bit of movement in this transfer window.

'De Gea has got nice feet too. I love that in a keeper-sweeper.'

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