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De Gea says EPL really suits him


DE-GEA-LIVERPOOLMANCHESTER, April 1- Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea feels he is suited to the Premier League, which has “improved all aspects” of his game.

The Spain international has been the standout performer for United over the past two seasons, leading to speculation of a big-money move to Real Madrid.

But De Gea has suggested he is not ready to return to his homeland as the 24-year-old believes that England’s top flight is greatly aiding his development.

“Truth be told, English football has changed me a great deal,” he told FIFA. “I’ve developed a lot physically, greatly improved my concentration and generally improved all aspects of my game.

“I was very young when I came here, but four years on, things are very good overall. This league really suits me, as you learn a lot here.”

De Gea also revealed that training alongside compatriot Victor Valdes at Old Trafford every day is also a major benefit to him.

“Victor Valdes and I work very well together – I’m very happy to be with him,” De Gea said of the former Barcelona keeper, who joined the Red Devils on a free transfer in January.

“I’m learning so much from him, not just in goalkeeping terms given his immense experience, but also as a person.

“He’s a very straightforward guy with a lot of character. Moreover, he’s always ready to lend a hand, trying to help out with his advice, especially during games.”