David de Gea has very positive things to say about the Premier League

Manchester United's star player this season has been speaking about the English top flight and what he's learned while playing there.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been speaking to Fifa.com about his time in England to date.

The 24-year-old had a shaky start to life in the Premier League, but he has since blossomed into one of Europe’s top ‘keepers and without him United would have considerably fewer points than they do this season.

Time and again De Gea pulls off wonderful saves and his reputation means that until he signs a new contract at United, supporters will be fearful of him leaving for pastures new.

His current deal runs until the summer of 2016 and United manager Louis van Gaal will surely want to tie him to a new contract as soon as possible rather than risk losing him for nothing in little over a year.

But De Gea’s latest comments may bring a smile to the faces of United’s supporters; even if he stopped short of saying he will sign a new deal in due course.

“Truth be told, English football has changed me a great deal,” De Gea said. “I’ve developed a lot physically, greatly improved my concentration and generally improved all aspects of my game.

“I was very young when I came here, but four years on things are very good overall. This league really suits me, as you learn a lot here.”

That will be music to United fans’ ears, as it is clear De Gea is enjoying his time in England. But is it enough to convince him to remain for the long term?

Only time will tell, but if United qualify for the Champions League next season that is likely to play a big part in any decision from the Spaniard.

He is a player who should be coming up against Europe’s best on a regular basis, and with United now five points clear of Liverpool in the race for a top-four finish, he may get that chance again next season.

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