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David de Gea confirms Manchester United departure

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David de Gea has confirmed he has left Manchester United after his contract expired last week.

The 32-year-old wrote on his social media channels: “I just wanted to send this farewell message to all Manchester United supporters. I would like to express my unwavering gratitude and appreciation for the love from the last 12 years.

“We’ve achieved a lot since my dear Sir Alex Ferguson brought me to this club. I took incredible pride everytime I pulled on this shirt, to lead the team, to represent this institution, the biggest club in the world was an honour only bestows upon a few lucky footballers. It’s been an unforgettable and successful period since I came here.

“I didn’t think from leaving Madrid as a young boy we would achieve what we did together. Now, it’s the right time to undertake a new challenge, to push myself again in new surroundings

“Manchester will always be in my heart, Manchester has shaped me and will never leave me. We’ve seen it all.”

De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid at the age of 21 in 2011 in a £18.9million deal and he won the Premier League, the FA Cup, two League Cups and the Europa League. The Spaniard was also voted the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year on four occasions

United held prolonged discussions with De Gea over a new deal and there was confidence on both sides of an agreement as recently as May.

However, there was a shift from United on De Gea’s position after an error-laden run-in when his mistakes contributed to defeats to Sevilla, West Ham United and Manchester City in the FA Cup final.

The MEN revealed in May there were doubts over De Gea’s No.1 status at United next season and senior figures at the club wanted to move on from the Spaniard. United started exploring options to sign a new first-choice ‘keeper last month.

United are already at an advanced stage to sign Inter Milan goalkeeper Andre Onana after De Gea’s contract expired last week.

The United manager Erik ten Hag paid tribute to De Gea: “It takes great quality and character to reach the level of even playing one game for Manchester United. To do it 545 times over 12 years is a special achievement, particularly in the goalkeeping position where every game puts you in the spotlight.

“To have won player of the year awards from both the fans and his teammates, each on four occasions, shows the level of his performance and he will always be remembered as one of the very best goalkeepers in the history of the club.

“I am personally grateful for the 25 clean sheets he helped provide last season and his overall contribution on the pitch during my first year at the club. All the players and staff send him our very best wishes for the next phase of his outstanding career.”

United football director John Murtough added: “David leaves Manchester United with the deepest respect and warmest appreciation of everyone associated with the club.

“To have set new club records for goalkeeper appearances and clean sheets, surpassing Alex Stepney and Peter Schmeichel, respectively, shows just how great a player he has been for us.

“Just as important are his qualities as a person, and he will be missed by all of us who have had the privilege of working with him over the past 12 years.

“David will always be part of the Manchester United family and we look forward to welcoming him back to Old Trafford in future as a legend of the club.”

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10 Things To Know About BBNaija All Stars Winner, Ilebaye

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Big Brother Naija housemate, Ilebaye Precious Odiniya, has won the All Stars edition of the reality TV show and will be going home with N120,000,000 and other prizes.

Here are 10 things to know about her:

1. Ilebaye was born on May 9, 2001 in Lokoja, Kogi State.

2. She hails from the Igala tribe of Olamaboro local government area of Kogi State.

3. She had her secondary school education at the Federal Government Girls’ College, Kabba.

4. She has a degree in Criminology and Security Studies from Salem University, Lokoja.

5. During her childhood, she starred in popular movie productions like “Papa Ajasco” by Wale Adenuga Productions.

6. Ilebaye is a professional fashion model and entrepreneur.

7. She contested in BBNaija Season 7 “Level Up” but was evicted after three weeks.

8. Ilebaye is the youngest housemate in the BBN All-Stars edition.

9. She is the daughter of Hon. Emmanuel Godson Odiniya and Mrs. Odiniya. Her father is an Abuja-based politician.

10. She is the CEO of O.I. Clothing, an emerging fashion brand in Nigeria.

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“I Will Not Keep Quiet, The Whole World Will Hear This”— Lizzy Anjorin Says As She Called Out Her Husband Over New Wife

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Nollywood actress Lizzy Anjorin has called out her husband over marrying a younger wife online.

Lizzy Anjorin revealed that in Yoruba land when a new King emerged, the king was entitled to marry a very small and beautiful wife, she said the same thing applied to anyone who bagged a new chieftaincy title.

She went further saying, she asked her husband to marry another wife who would be taking care of the new chieftaincy title that her husband was honoured with recently.

But the reverse is the case as her husband rejected her offer, while speaking with the audience in the video the said husband arrived at the scene an he questioned her wife Lizzy Anjorin on why he should marry another wife

She Responded: By Saying She thought her husband had finished eating her so she needed someone whose blood was still fresh.

The husband Insist saying she can never finish eating her and her beauty alone is enough for him alone

Fans reacted to the video as many of them asked if Lizzy Anjorin could handle them, she asked back almost the same set of questions if they could handle him too.

See Social Media Reaction Below;

Oluwasanmiife: The Lord will bless you mummy Florida. I have sons!!and every time, am pray g that, I want a woman like you, that will fight in all areas for my son to be who God wants them to be. A woman who will allow my children to make it in life.

Kuze_villa: I’m watching this and I’m smiling like mumu 😂 love is a beautiful thing 😍

Iambatunde60: Chaii lizzyomoAjorin shey te ba pe meji lori baba yi sehy E e ni je’e omo okunrin yi tan, ah e be’e ru olorun Oooo

Real_Realprincessadax: 😂😂😂😂😂I can’t laff ooo. he said he’s doesn’t want to be recorded 😀😀😀😀 he’s running for Awon Omo sana’wole 😀😀

Oreoluwa_akitim: I had a good Laugh 😂 it’s your straight face for me. Who born that iyawo oye sef 😂😂😂 iku pa Iyawo oye yen @lizzyanjorin_original

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BREAKING: Ilebaye Wins BBNaija All Stars Edition

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Following a suspense-filled evening, the grand finale of BBNaija All Stars commenced at 7 pm tonight.

Housemates were gradually eliminated from the competition, with Cross, Pere, and Adekunle being the first to exit. This led to an extraordinary situation where the top three remaining contestants were all female, marking a historic milestone within the Big Brother franchise.

The tension continued, and eventually, Ceec was evicted, leaving Mercy and Ilebaye as the final two housemates competing for the price money of N120 Million

In the end, it came down to Mercy and Ilebaye as the top two finalists, with Baye who emerged victorious as the winner of the BBNaija All Stars Edition

More to follow….

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