David De Gea, has publicly thanked fans for the vote of confidence, providing him with the extra focus and motivation ahead of the title race run-in
De Gea, who had a patchy start to his Old Trafford career has been in fine form since he took back over the No 1 spot after a injury to Anders Lindegaard.
“It is nice to know supporters are voting me,” said De Gea.
“It is always a positive when the fans are behind you. It is something I can sense when I am on the field and makes me feel more relaxed.
“It is a source of extra motivation when you know the fans are right behind you and rooting for you.
“But all that aside, it is just a case of getting your head down, keep working hard and making sure you do have a continuous improvement all the time.”
“Before I came, people back home were saying the weather in England is terrible and the food is not much better,” he said.
“But I am quite a happy, easy-going kind of guy who likes to have a joke around and, to be totally honest, I like the food, the weather has not been so bad either and I am trying to pick up as much English as I can so I can take part in the dressing room banter.”
In addition, De Gea has been pushing himself in the weights room, trying to add the additional muscle required in a Premier League goalkeeper.
“People are aware I have been trying to gain a little bit of weight in terms of muscle, maybe an odd kilo to bulk up a little bit,” he said.
“But football-wise, there are not too many differences. The concentration levels are certainly the same, you can’t let them drop for an instant.”
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