Refused a teething period by the public due to his £18m price tag, the keeper was lambasted for his performances and after a poor showing against Blackburn lost his place as United’s #1.
Since reclaiming his place it appears he has no intention of letting it go, having produced a number of impressive displays including a number of eye catching saves especially against Norwich and Ajax.
De Gea’s improvement hasn’t gone unnoticed as some quarters of the media are now easing up on him, whilst his team mates, who have always been firmly behind him, are more vocal in their praise of him.
Michael Carrick is the latest United player to hail the young Spaniard and the important role he has played in United’s attempts to retain the title:
“David has been really good in the last few weeks.
“He has made some huge saves at crucial times. That is what great keepers do.
“The Chelsea one springs to mind. If we had lost that game it could have knocked the stuffing out of us.”