De Gea on Van Gaal excitement and crying when he joined United

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea has been getting plenty of Spanish media attention recently following his debut for the national side and ahead of their game against Holland tonight, he was full of praise for Louis van Gaal.

The 23-year-old was one of Manchester United’s best players last season and was deservedly named both the fans’ and players Player of the Year, so Van Gaal will be looking forward to working with him just as much as De Gea is excited at the prospect of playing for Van Gaal.

Although he will have to change goalkeeping coach for the second year in the row as Chris Woods has been replaced by Frans Hoek, you can tell that De Gea is excited about the future.

“He’s a coach who’s won the lot,” De Gea said.

“He’s an excellent manager and I think he’s going to bring great things to Manchester United; important, innovative things that will do us the world of good. He’s going to help us a lot because he’s going to bring a different playing style with him.”

Earlier this week, De Gea also opened up about his feelings when he moved to Old Trafford in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS and admitted leaving his boyhood club was a very emotional time for him.

He said: “Yes. I had spent the whole of my life at one club and it was difficult for me to leave. But joining Manchester United was a step I had to take, and I know I made the right decision.”

De Gea made the right decision to leave and United are reaping the rewards now as we have one of the best young goalkeepers in world football.

There is a chance he won’t get given any minutes on the pitch but there is the possibility that, like Ronaldo in 1994, he could come out of the tournament with a winners medal and what a fantastic experience that would be for De Gea.

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