Manchester United's De Gea hails teammates

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has lavished praise on his teammates for aiding in his development at the club, but insists he is still learning.

The Spaniard endured a tough first season at the club and drew his fair share of criticism following several high-profile blunders, leading him to drift in and out of the first team.

However, last season was a major breakthrough for the youngster as he asserted his position as number one at Old Trafford with a series of commanding performances in between the sticks.

De Gea has put this improvement down to the support of the dressing room, thanking his Manchester United teammates.

He told "The whole package has been a lesson for me. The support I have had from everyone at the club has been fantastic.

"First of all you have to have the belief in yourself and self-confidence, but that is enhanced once your team-mates and people within the club show their confidence in you and their support."

Although yet to receive a full international cap for his country, De Gea is rated as one of the world's top young stoppers, a potential seen by Sir Alex Ferguson in bringing him to the club for a fee of £18m.

The custodian believes he is still improving however, and said: "It's an ongoing process as well, especially when you come to a club from another country. The whole thing is a great experience."

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