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The goalkeeper says the midfielder's experience of lifting silverware with Barcelona can aid the Old Trafford squad, with the club embarking on a new era under David Moyes

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea believes Cesc Fabregas' winning mentality could prove invaluable should the club successful recruit the midfielder from Barcelona.
 
The Premier League champions lodged an opening bid of €26 million for the former Arsenal man on Monday, following a failed attempt to sign Thiago - who opted to be reunited with ex-coach Pep Guardiola at Bayern Munich.
 
Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova insists Fabregas is keen to stay at Camp Nou, but De Gea feels the 26-year-old will florish in England just as he did during his eight-year spell with the Gunners.

"It would be great if Cesc came here," De Gea is quoted as saying by the Daily Mirror. "It would be great to have more Spanish players at Manchester United.
 
"He’s a great player; very skilful, knows how to win things. You always want those type of players in your team."
 
De Gea was the subject of criticism following his arrival at United two seasons ago, losing his first-team berth to Anders Lindegaard at one point during his debut campaign after a string of perceived blunders.

However, the goalkeeper - who made 41 appearances last term - says an improved diet and training routine has seen him become more assertive to the traditionally fast-paced English game.
 
"I knew I had to become bigger physically," De Gea added. "You can see I look different to when I first came here and I have much more muscle. I’ve worked hard in the gym - lifting heavy weights and doing a lot of exercises.
 
"It was a very intense regime. I changed my diet as well and now eat an awful lot more than I used to, to build myself up for the physical challenges of the English game.
 
"In training, the players would deliberately hit high balls into me and barge into me so I’d get used to that side of the English game. I actually enjoy the physical side of it now."

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