David de Gea insists the fact that mistakes are more respected in England has made him the goalkeeper he is today.
After making the switch from Atletico Madrid at the age of 20, De Gea struggled to adapt to life in the Premier League.
However, even after making a string of mistakes at Old Trafford, Sir Alex Ferguson kept his faith in the Spaniard and it has all paid off.
Speaking about his development, de Gea claims he was able to learn from his mistakes.
“Goalkeepers and mistakes go hand in hand,” he said.
“Maybe in Italy and England they respect mistakes more.”
He has gone on to become one of the best keepers in the world, quickly working his way into the No.1 role at Man United and has been named United’s Player of the Year for the last three seasons.
While fans have suffered disappointing tenures under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, one things has remained a constant, we have always been able to rely on de Gea in between the sticks.