David de Gea has said he would love to be named Manchester United captain as the goalkeeper prepares to extend his stay with the club.
The 28-year-old is understood to be preparing to sign an improved contract that is likely to run to 2025. He is keen to take on the captaincy, with Ole Gunnar Solskjær yet to confirm who will get the role after Antonio Valencia’s summer exit.
“I’ve been captain for some games,” De Gea said. “Of course, it is amazing to be captain of a club like Manchester United and defend this badge. It’s amazing, so of course I’ll be really, really happy to captain.”