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De Gea targets improvement at United

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David de Gea first struggled when he arrived to Manchester United © PA Photos
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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea believes his recent form is one of the best spells of his career and is determined to get even better.

The 23-year-old Spaniard experienced some difficult times after joining United from Atletico Madrid in 2011, but he followed up a fine second half of last season with an impressive start to the current campaign and has been an ever-present in the Premier League.

And De Gea told Inside United: "I'm very happy with it. I feel like this is a particularly good moment in my career right now and I hope to continue in the same vein for some time to come. I feel like I'm always improving and I want to make sure that continues as well."

Manager David Moyes has been pleased with De Gea's performances, but the goalkeeper is adamant he will not become complacent. He 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 team-mates 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."

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