Diogo Dalot and Sergio Ramos react to David de Gea’s landmark Instagram post

Good old Spanish Dave, Manchester United’s last line of defence.

There’s a very good reason why David de Gea has won a record number of Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year awards: he’s what our sun kissed Mediterranean amigos would call ‘el gato’ between the sticks.

It feels like a lifetime ago that a scrawny De Gea travelled from his native Spain to settle in possibly the rainiest place the country has to offer, Manchester. And while most would agree that his Old Trafford career didn’t get off to a stormer, as he sometimes shared his starting spot with former Red Devil Anders Lindegaard, our man in question has undeniably flourished into one of the best stoppers in world football.

If you needed any help feeling old, which most of us certainly don’t, De Gea recently took to Instagram to celebrate his eighth anniversary at United:

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8 years of wearing this shirt with pride ? #mufc

A post shared by David De Gea (@d_degeaofficial) on

Fellow stars flocked to the comments section to send their congratulations and spoil him with compliments:

It may have been a Premier League season to forget for De Gea last year – having conceded an inexplicable 54 times, with just seven clean sheets to his name – but the Spaniard has all the quality to turn his form around, and we fully expect him to do so.

Next stop: Old Trafford to face Chelsea.

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