Man United’s David De Gea: My decision-making is lot better this season

Manchester Untied goalkeeper David De Gea says things have gone even better for him this season

David De Gea believes he has improved on his performances from last season after the Manchester United goalkeeper was nominated for the PFA player and young player of the year awards on Thursday.

The Spain international is the only shot stopper to be in the running for either of the PFA accolades after an impressive campaign for the 20-time English champions despite the club’s patchy form.

I think I’m competing better, performing well and I think my decision-making is a lot better this season

David De Gea

De Gea’s eye-catching performances have prompted speculation that Real Madrid want to sign the 23-year-old goalkeeper as Iker Casillas’s replacement at The Bernabeu.

Speaking to United’s website, De Gea said that he has made strides forward with his game under manager Louis van Gaal this season.

“It’s true that last season was good for me from a personal point of view, but I think that things are going even better for me this time around,” De Gea said.

“I think I’m competing better, performing well and I think my decision-making is a lot better this season. I’m happy and I’m trying to keep going in the same way and keep improving.”

De Gea has made 32 Premier League appearances this season, racking up 2,880 first-team minutes which is 400 minutes more than any of his United team-mates.

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England and Nottingham Forest legend Peter Shilton is the last goalkeeper to have won the PFA player of the year in 1978.

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