Published: Wed, June 13, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

De Gea coy on United future

De Gea coy on United future

During Spain's build-up to Euro 2016, David De Gea and Iker Muniain were implicated in a sex abuse scandal that they have since been cleared of, but haven't forgotten.

De Gea will be instrumental in his side's bid for global football's biggest trophy and is expected to keep clean sheets at will.

United star, De Gea has been vocal on his future in recent weeks, with the Spain worldwide revealing he's fully focused on the World Cup in Russian Federation. "I accepted his apologies politely", Spanish media quoted the goalkeeper as saying.

"Football is football and a thousand things can happen.", he added. De Gea denied the accusations, which an investigation found to be false. "I still don't know what was behind it all and everything that came out a few days before the start of Euro 2016".

"It's also true that the majority of people in the public eye that disrespected me have not even apologised to me in private".

"I politely accepted his apology", De Gea told Diario AS as he prepared for Spain's 2018 World Cup campaign in Russian Federation. "I just want to be 100 percent focused on the World Cup". "It is easy to talk about others in this country". "A lot of people criticised me, knowing that what they said about me was not correct, but afterwards they did not have the bravery to rectify what they said".

"I think that for a time I wasn't treated as I should have been", he said. In the end, things are shown, it turned out that everything was a lie. But obviously, I have family and people that are close to you who are more affected than me.

De Gea said his full focus was now on the World Cup. We are going with hope.

Spain open their World Cup campaign against neighbours Portugal in a repeat of the meeting at the 2010 World Cup in which a David Villa goal was enough to send his side through to the quarter-finals.

'We are very excited, there is a good team, a good group.

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