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Man Utd keeper De Gea: I'm just like Van der Sar

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea feels he has a temperament similar to Edwin van der Sar.

De Gea claims his laid-back manner gives the defenders in front of him the impression he's in control.

He told Inside United: "I'm a very relaxed kind of guy and I like to think that spreads to the team and settles them down. My aim is to give the impression to my defenders that I'm in complete control and that they can rely on me 100 per cent - that helps everybody stay calm and composed.

"Edwin van Der Sar [De Gea's predecessor at United] was excellent in that respect. He was always calm, which made everybody very happy. We have to use our minds a lot as goalkeepers - a lot of the job is about concentration."

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