Man United’s David De Gea: I want to be the best goalkeeper in the world

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea sets his sights on becoming the best shot stopper in the world

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

David De Gea has set his sights on becoming the best goalkeeper in the world at Manchester United.

The Spain Under-21 international impressed throughout the course of the campaign after initially struggling following his £17m move to the Red Devils in 2011.

The 21-year-old earned a place on the PFA Premier League team of the season in April following a string of eye-catching performances throughout the title-winning campaign.

Despite De Gea’s marked improvement last season, the former Atletico Madrid shot stopper admits he still has a long way to go before he is the best goalkeeper in the world.

“I have grown a lot. I am more experienced, I have played a lot of games for United and now I feel very secure and confident,” he told AS English.

“My objective is to be right up there with the best players in the world, that’s what I long for and I’m doing everything I can to do that.

“I am playing at a very high level. I have had one year playing well but I’m still very young.

“I think that I still have a way to go before I reach the level of the top players in the world.”

De Gea has made 80 appearances for the Red Devils after Sir Alex Ferguson signed the Spain Under-21 international in a £17m deal from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

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