Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that he considered leaving Old Trafford and returning to Spain during his difficult first season at the club.
The 23-year-old shot-stopper joined the Red Devils from Atletico Madrid for £19m in 2011, who struggled to make an impact after making a high-profile mistakes in his early days at the club.
The Spaniard Keeper proved himself as a match-winner in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Everton, with two fine saves help the triumph for his side.
The former Atletico Madrid starlet told Sky Sports News, “It’s difficult when you get a lot of criticism like I did. But I kept strong and I always tried to remain positive.”
“Those early days were difficult for me and my family. But when you play for a big club like Manchester United [being criticised] is normal when you don’t play well.
“It was probably one of my best performances for Manchester United [on Sunday]. I was really happy about that. Games like that helps your confidence grow.”
De Gea has earned two clean sheets in six Premier League starts.