David De Gea has described his new attacking role at Manchester United and how he will continue launching counter-attacks to help the team.
The goalkeeper has entered his 10th season with United and has regained the number one position at the club.
He has been in fine form at the start of the current campaign and played a part in United’s third goal against Newcastle United on Saturday.
The 30-year-old collected the ball inside the box and quickly released a perfect pass that landed at Mason Greenwood’s feet.
The ball eventually ended up with Bruno Fernandes who did the rest.
“It should be half an assist,” claimed De Gea jokingly while talking to the club’s official site.
“I have done this many times. Sometimes, you make a good pass but it doesn’t end in a goal, so it takes on less importance.
“I like to pass the ball and play as quickly as possible because I know we have fast players in the team, so we try to play quickly on the counter-attack.”
De Gea was widely viewed as one of the best keepers in the world, but his form dipped over the past couple of seasons.
He lost his place to Dean Henderson last term but has bounced back with a vengeance this time around.
The Spaniard has produced some stunning saves to help United climb to the top of the Premier League.
He has conceded just three goals in four games and will be keen to maintain that average over the season.
Manchester City shipped 32 goals on their way to the title last season, and De Gea is currently on track to better that tally.
With Harry Maguire and Raphael Varane in front of De Gea, United are undoubtedly much stronger at the back.
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