Ten Hag Influenced Man United’s Game Positively –De Gea
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has disclosed that Erik Ten Hag has made a positive impact since joining Old Trafford.
De Gea in an interview with the Club’s official website said that manager Erik ten Hag has influenced the players’ mentality.
De Gea told United’s official website: “Of course, of course. I think we’re playing better.
“We are winning some difficult games, keeping some good clean sheets as well. That’s super important for us and I feel it.
“The players want it more, we are hungry and that’s a good signal, so let’s keep doing well and keep fighting together”
Style of play
Regarded as a highly promising prospect in his youth, De Gea soon developed into one of the best goalkeepers in the world, with some in the sport even labelling him as the current best keeper in the world. De Gea grew up playing futsal as an outfield player until the age of 14, which has helped with his footwork; he has also incorporated various futsal goalkeeping techniques in his play style which shows in his ability to make athletic saves with his feet.
His unorthodox, yet effective, goalkeeping style of making saves with his feet accredited with changing goalkeeping. An elegant and athletic keeper, De Gea is known in particular for his outstanding reflexes, agility, and shot-stopping ability between the posts, as well as his penchant for saving the ball with his feet, which enable him to produce acrobatic dives and spectacular saves. Former goalkeeper Shay Given labelled De Gea as the best shot-stopper in the world in 2018.
In January 2012, De Gea was confirmed as farsighted, although this is not thought to have affected his performances. De Gea has stated that he is a fan of heavy metal music, with Avenged Sevenfold being one of his favourite bands. He is married to Spanish singer Edurne. On 4 March 2021, the couple had their first child, a daughter named Yanay. He also founded an eSports team under the name ‘”Rebels Gaming” in 2021.