Date:1st March 2012 at 10:51am
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Sir Alex Ferguson believes an improvement in David De Gea’s physique would help his game.

De Gea, whilst playing well now, has struggled at times this season with some teams targeting him because of his slight frame.

There is a perception that he is weak and sticking on him at set pieces is a fruitful tactic, as seen against Liverpool in the FA Cup, but Sir Alex believes a little bulking up will do his £18m goalkeeper a world of good:

“The boy has got talent. He’s lightning quick but has just found it difficult to adjust to some parts of the game here.

“It’s a matter of developing his frame. He’s doing a lot of work in the gym.

“If we can get maybe a stone on him without losing any of his flexibility or speed it would be a great boost to him.”