David de Gea has spoken about his initial struggles in Manchester as a 19-year-old, standing strong and finding a new place to call home.
Nowadays David de Gea calls Manchester his home, a place he misses when he returns to his birthplace in Madrid.
“I was 19-20 [when I moved to Manchester] and I came with my mum and dad so my English was really bad at the beginning,” De Gea told MUTV. “It was very tough for me.
“Everything was different to when I was in Spain – different people and better players here so it was tough at the beginning. Step by step I was learning my English, talking more with the players and now that I am here it is like my home.
“It is like my proper home now. Even when I am in Madrid for holidays or something, I am missing my house and people here. It is great to be here and to be a part of the history of this club is amazing and it is a privilege to be here.”