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Nathan Bishop reveals Erik ten Hag’s demand for David de Gea

by Derick Kinoti

Manchester United goalkeeper Nathan Bishop has revealed that Erik ten Hag’s revolution extends to goalkeepers, starting with David de Gea, with the Dutch boss demanding more from his players.

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, where Bishop indicated his desire to go on another loan spell, he spoke on the manager’s proactive philosophy.

Bishop said, “Do you know what? Erik [Ten Hag] has come in, and he has brought a philosophy [proactive].”

“When you see the way David is playing now, running out and getting onto the ball, it’s coming down from the first team.”

The 22-year-old hailed United’s goalkeeping union as the best in the world – sentiments he also had for the other senior players.

The shot-stopper said he relished the opportunity to train with such high-calibre professionals, an experience he labelled as ‘unreal,’

Bishop added, “As much as you learn in training, it’s always nice to put it into practice in games and having players around you in the U21s that are having the same practice as well.”

Reflecting on last season’s triumph in which the player highlighted Wembley as his campaign highlight, he said he could play every day if there were an opportunity.

“It [making several appearances] was the best thing for me, I think.”

“I would be open to going out on loan again, to be part of a team that really has to play for points.”

“But right now, I have a job to do, and that’s to help the goalkeepers at the club and to be the best I can for them.”

The United youngster was on loan with Mansfield last season.

As he successfully indicated, he helped the team reach the League Two play-off final at Wembley. With his options likely to be extremely limited this season, it would be in the player’s best interests for United to facilitate another loan.

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