Sports David de Gea Says He Has Learnt His Lessons From Last Summer's Transfer Saga

Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea, has revealed that he has put his failed Real Madrid switch behind him, saying it was one of the most difficult moments in his career.

The 24-year old Spanish goalkeeper saw his move from United to the Bernabau collapse on transfer deadline day, but has now committed his future to the Louis van Gaal led team, putting to rest the issues concerning his future.

De Gea was all set for a Madrid homecoming, with Keylor Navas to move in the opposite direction, but the transfer papers were not lodged in time as the Spanish window shut last month.

"I am a guy who likes to put the bad things and difficult times behind me," De Gea was quoted as telling Canal Plus.

"I had a lot of tough times and I know what it is. We must move forward, working equally and always strong.

"It's a learning process that gives football hard moments but that make you mature and grow. These are things that you learn in the world of football. You have to keep working and try to improve in every training session."

De Gea - on international duty as Spain prepare to host Luxembourg in Euro 2016 qualifying on Friday - added: "Everyone who works for Manchester respected me, I tried to help and I am very grateful to them." Goal