Man United’s David De Gea: It will be a pleasure to work with David Moyes

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says it will be a pleasure to work with new Red Devils boss David Moyes

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David De Gea made 41 appearances for United last term Photo: henrikalexandersen/Flickr

David De Gea says it will be a pleasure to work with new Manchester United manager David Moyes.

The Spain international was brought to Old Trafford by Moyes’ predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson, with the 21-year-old flourishing into one of the Premier League’s best goalkeepers last season.

De Gea, who is currently competing at the Under-21 European championships in Israel, is relishing the chance to work the former Everton manager after two seasons under United legend Ferguson.

“It was a surprise to us all that Ferguson left,” De Gea said. “But we know that when we get back to training he [Moyes] will be there and it is going to be a pleasure to work with him.”

De Gea’s Spain are one of the favourites to win the tournament and the United shot stopper has his sights firmly on back-to-back European championships.

And the former Atletico Madrid man admitted he was surprised to see Stuart Pearce’s England crash out of the competition without winning a single point
in the group stage.

“I’m surprised with England as I would have expected them to have put up more of a fight and win more points,” De Gea added.

“I thought they would have been in the semi-finals, but that is football. Sometimes these things happen.”

De Gea has made 80 appearances for United after completing a £17m move to Old Trafford from Atletico in 2011.

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