De Gea vows to give fans reasons to keep singing his name

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea feels that he is in a very good place in his career right now at Manchester United but wants to continue his progress in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old is almost unrecognisable from the skinny Spaniard who arrived in 2011 as he has transformed himself into the best goalkeeper in the league.

Some fans were worried after Eric Steele was replaced by Chris Woods given how important he had been in the rise of De Gea but it hasn’t effected him at all, if anything he has continued to improve and insisted David Moyes was fantastic to work with.

“I feel like I’m always improving and I want to make sure that continues as well,” he said.

“It’s very important that the manager values your work and now it’s important to continue to play well and help the team.

“I’m very happy the manager praised me but, for me, the journey doesn’t stop now – I want to keep earning praise and playing well for this team.”

De Gea also gave special mention to United’s fans for their continued and unwavering support that helped shape him into the player he is today.

He continued: “I play for my team-mates and I play for my manager but I also play for the fans.

“When you win over a club’s fans, it’s a very proud moment. These are the people who pay money to come to watch you every week.

“You owe it to them to play well and give your best, so it makes me extremely happy to hear the fans singing my name.”o

With Barcelona reportedly close to signing Marc-Andre Ter Stegen as their long term replacement for Victor Valdes, it paves the way for De Gea to spend a serious chunk of his career at Old Trafford. The longer the better.

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