Manchester United keeper David de Gea has labelled the feeling of returning to Manchester United’s starting eleven after the collapsed move to Real Madrid as “amazing”.

A summer of rumours linking the Spaniard to the Bernabeu outfit almost stopped when he agreed to join Real Madrid on transfer deadline day. However, the most talked about deal broke down because of a paperwork error and De Gea subsequently penned a new contract with Manchester United until atleast 2019 despite his troubled relationship with manager van Gaal.

After sitting out the opening six games of this season, David de Gea was called up for the important clash against Liverpool in September.

“It was just incredible, the welcome that I received from all the Manchester United fans,” De Gea spoke to Inside United.

“It was a special game, a derby against Liverpool, so to have won at home, in that fantastic atmosphere, it was unforgettable! It was amazing.

“It’s difficult to be able to describe how I felt at that moment, even if I try to. I just want to thank all the fans for the support they’ve always given me since the first day I arrived here. It was just incredible.”

The match against Liverpool ultimately ended in a sensational 3-1 win, when Anthony Martial announced himself to the Premier League with an extraordinary goal to give United the much needed win.

And De Gea has been really impressed by the 20-year-old Frenchman in his first season at Old Trafford.

“I think he [Martial] really surprised everyone,” De Gea further said. “He’s a great player, still very young and with a lot of time to learn and improve, but he’s settled into the team and to Premier League football quickly.

“He’s a top player. He’s a laid-back lad, very quiet, just a really good kid. We’re all made up with him and he brings a lot to the team. As I say, I rate him highly.”

The Spanish goalkeeper will be hoping to feature when Manchester United return to Premier League action for a trip to newly-promoted Bournemouth on Saturday leaving behind the shock defeat to Olympiakos. Louis van Gaal’s men are right now fourth in the league table and three points off the top spot.