Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that he is delighted with his early-season form, while admitting that he is shocked to be closing in on 100 senior appearances for the Red Devils so quickly.
De Gea needs four more matches to clock up a century of games in goal at United, just over two years after completing a £17.8m move from boyhood club Atletico Madrid.
The Spanish stopper has maintained his place as number one at Old Trafford under new manager David Moyes, missing just one match in all competitions so far this season with Anders Lindegaard firmly installed as understudy.
With the full backing of Moyes and an experienced defence De Gea has declared that he finally feels completely comfortable with his position at the reigning champions.
He told the club's official magazine: "I’m very happy with it. I feel like this is a particularly good moment in my career right now and I hope to continue in the same vein. I feel like I'm always improving and I want to make sure that continues.”
“One hundred [appearances], eh? Wow! I'll be delighted to reach that figure. It makes me very happy and I want to make it to 200 and then 300 appearances. Please, let it continue!”
The 23-year-old will become a centurion for United against Everton next month barring injuries, the second-youngest goalkeeper to reach that mark for United behind Gary Bailey.