De Gea looking to leave bigger legacy than van der Sar

David De Gea believes he can outshine former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar and become an Old Trafford great, The Daily Mail reports.

The Spaniard was signed from Atletico Madrid in the summer for £18m, but has started shakily in his time at United. De Gea was at fault for Blackburn’s winner on New Year’s Eve at Old Trafford and does not see his place guaranteed for Wednesday’s game against Newcastle. United have Danish goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard in reserve and he has yet to concede in a Premier League game since his move to Old Trafford.

De Gea is confident his form will improve and as he trains more and builds his strength, he can become a great goalkeeper with the club. The Spanish goalkeeper has spoken of how happy he is at United and wants a prolonged stay with the club. De Gea has spoken about former United goalkeeper Van der Sar and wants to surpass what the Dutchman did for United.

‘Hopefully, I will equal or even surpass the contribution he made to the club’, De Gea said. The Spanish Under 21 goalkeeper has only made five clean sheets so far in the league this season, which is a worrying stat for United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

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