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Man Utd keeper De Gea credits teammates, coaching staff for rapidly improving form

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says his improvement has come from the support of the coaching staff and his teammates.

De Gea, 21, was man of the match in last weekend's victory at Norwich City.

"To order men like Patrice Evra, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic around is not easy for a rookie like me," said De Gea.

"But they are very professional and tell me the goalkeeper is the owner of the area and accept what I say. The first season at a new club in a different country is very difficult for anyone. But week by week I am content with my work and with the help I get from the manager, his coaches and my team-mates.

"Right from the start the technical staff helped me eliminate the anguish of my first few United matches.

"Sir Alex is a big influence, he has helped me cope with the pressure. He demands that I think about myself on the field and the 80,000 people who may be watching.

"I'm not surprised by the pressure. I arrived from Atletico, another club covered in history, but there is more at United and I try to turn this into a positive.

"I've always wanted success for the team over personal praise. But last week at Norwich I was very grateful for all the comments."

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