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Manchester United Boss David Moyes Hails In-Form Keeper David De Gea

United boss hails young stopper for continuing fine form.

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Manchester United manager David Moyes has hailed the early season form of goalkeeper David De Gea and has insisted that he is happy with his performances, Sky Sports reports.

United have gotten off to a rocky start this season but De Gea has been one of the club’s most consistent players as they look to steady the ship and regain some semblance of form that saw them pick up yet another league title last season.

The Red Devils came from behind to beat Sunderland 2-1 at the weekend, and starlet Adnan Januzaj took the plaudits for his brace – but one outstanding save from De Gea to keep out Emanuele Giaccherini was crucial.

“He is improving all the time. You can see he has great agility and he needed it to make that save,” said Moyes.

“It is one of the best I have ever seen as well,” said Moyes. “It was incredible. I said it on the bench right away, what a save it was. It’s an amazing save, it really is.

“And that was a turning point. I didn’t think we deserved to be losing but had we gone 2-0 down, then it would have been a mountain to climb.

“Obviously it would have given Sunderland a great boost. When Sir Alex Ferguson brought David in, there probably were a few seasons when it might have been a bit rocky but I think he has definitely established himself now.

“I have been really impressed by his athleticism and he is still a young goalkeeper.

“I thought the old manager was brave to bring a young goalkeeper in; it is actually hard to bring in young goalkeepers and young centre-halves. Hopefully David will feel the benefit of that in the years to come.”

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