Man Utd goalkeeper De Gea thanks Ferguson

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has now sealed his status as the Red Devils No. 1 after a torrid start to his Old Trafford career. However ESPN are reporting that the young stopper has claimed that he owes all his success at the club to Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Spanish ‘keeper was brought to Manchester by the now-retired manager for £18m in 2011, but despite his generous transfer fee De Gea struggled to nail down a regular first team place. However in the face of his indifferent start at the club the 22-year-old got his hands on the Premier League trophy last season and was also selected in the PFA team of the year.

The faith that he [Ferguson] showed in me at all times was very important,” De Gea said. “To know that he was behind me all the time and backing me up was great, and it was probably one of the reasons that I’ve continued to improve, that confidence he showed in me.” Since signing at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid De Gea has gone on to make 57 appearances for United.

De Gea may be forced to work harder this year though under new manager David Moyes. The Scot has dismissed the club’s old goalkeeping coach Eric Steele, preferring instead to bring in Chris Woods from Everton.

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