David Moyes has hailed the form of his goalkeeper David De Gea, who has consistently impressed since the Scot became Manchester United boss in the summer, Sky
Moyes has made an unconvincing start to his Old Trafford tenure, presiding over three defeats in the opening seven Premier League matches. However, De Gea, who was signed from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has been one of the standout performers, making an excellent save from Emanuele Giaccherini as Man Utd won at Sunderland on Saturday.
There had been doubts over De Gea’s ability in dealing with crosses early on in his Man Utd career, but since last season he has established himself as the club’s first-choice goalkeeper ahead of Anders Lindegaard. Overall, he has made 91 appearances, keeping 31 clean sheets.
After the victory at the Stadium of Light, secured by two goals from youngster Adnan Januzaj, Moyes said of De Gea’s form: “He is improving all the time. You can see he has great agility and he needed it to make that save (from Giaccherini). It is one of the best I have ever seen as well.
“When Sir Alex Ferguson brought David in there probably were a few seasons when it might have been a bit rocky but I think he has definitely established himself now. I have been really impressed by his athleticism and he is still a young goalkeeper.
“I thought the old manager was brave to bring a young goalkeeper in; it is actually hard to bring in young goalkeepers and young centre-halves. Hopefully David will feel the benefit of that in the years to come.”
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