De Gea pleased with his Man Utd form

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has revealed his happiness with his current form and wants to continue impressing, Sky Sports has reported.

De Gea has been on the end of heavy criticism in previous seasons, having made a number of errors but recent performances have seen him receive praise from his peers. “I feel like I’m always improving and I want to make sure that continues as well,” De Gea 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,” the Spaniard added. “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.

I play for my teammates 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.

The 23-year-old has made almost 70 appearances for United and has become the No.1 goalkeeper in the squad, fighting off competition from Anders Lindegaard. Manchester United have conceded 13 goals this season and sit fifth in the Premier League.

The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has represented Spain at every level other than the senior squad, with Iker Casillas, Pepe Reina and Victor Valdes all in front of the United man in the pecking order.

De Gea finished the 2011-12 season with the best saves-to-shots ratio in the Premier League, with 77.9%. He then went on to represent Spain in the 2012 London Olympics.

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