Juan Mata and more: Twitter reacts as David De Gea signs new Man United deal

Juan Mata and Jamie Carragher both tweet their thoughts as David De Gea signs a new four-year contract at Manchester United

@D_DeGeaOfficial has signed a new four-year contract at #mufc with an option to extend for a further year! #DaveStays

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Juan Mata and Jamie Carragher were among the big names to take to social media after David De Gea committed his future to Manchester United by signing a new four-year contract on Friday.

The Spaniard had looked to be on course to join Real Madrid on transfer deadline day last week but the deal fell through after the necessary paperwork was not submitted in time.

De Gea put pen to paper on his new contract on Friday, with the deal including the option for a further year.

It means that the 24-year-old goalkeeper could be in line to feature when United host Liverpool at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday evening.

The news inevitably prompted plenty of activity on Twitter – and here are some of our favourite updates.

The man himself is first to confirm the news and reveal his delight:

Juan Mata reveals his delight in emoticons after his compatriot commits his future to the Red Devils:

Jamie Carragher asks the all-important question:

Jan Aage Fjortoft pokes fun at the club following last week’s transfer saga:

And Gary Lineker reckons the news is one of the best pieces of transfer business of the summer:

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