Sir Alex Ferguson praises David de Gea for returning to form after his struggle to adapt to the English game

April 2nd, 20126:05 am @


“He got a grip of it, he didn’t let it get to him and the boy has improved
every game. The area in which he had been criticised was aerial balls in the
box and, if you watch the Blackburn game, the last corner-kick, he should
have dealt with that.

“He knew that and he’s addressed that situation, so there’s a great
improvement there. Now he’s playing with confidence and confidence is a
great factor in English football.”

De Gea has conceded just two goals in his last five league games, keeping
three clean sheets, but Ferguson admits he needed time to find his feet in
the Premier League.

Ferguson said: “He stood up to the situation. He knew it was a challenge and
it took him time to adjust to the different ways of the English game as
opposed to the Spanish game. He’s showing that now.

“The other night against Fulham, he had two or three really terrific punches
in the second half of the game when they started getting the ball in the
box. He’s shown fantastic improvement.”

Although Manchester
sealed their 19th league title with a 1-1 draw at Blackburn
last season, Ewood Park has proved an unrewarding venue for Ferguson’s team,
with just two wins in their last 11 visits.

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