De Gea insists he can deal with the pressure at Manchester United

The Spaniard has shared playing time with Anders Lindegaard this season as Sir Alex Ferguson has rotated his options but insists that he can make the No.1 spot his own
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea admits that the pressure of playing for the Premier League club is huge but insists that he is up to the challenge.

The Spaniard has been rotated alongside Anders Lindegaard during the season as Sir Alex Ferguson searches for his No.1 but De Gea believes that competition is healthy at the club.

"I'm at a huge club and there are big demands on you," David told the club's official website.

"As a goalkeeper I'm well aware that any mistake can be magnified by the press and the fans. That's always the case for goalkeepers, no matter where you play.

"But it's true that here at Manchester United there's added pressure. It's bigger than it was for me at Atletico Madrid and also for the Spain Under-21 team. It's a challenge that's enjoyable and it ensures you're always striving to operate at 100 per cent."

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The 22-year-old also expressed his surprise as the Red Devils have fallen behind nine times in 13 Premier League matches this season, but believes it highlights the never-say-die attitude the club have bred in the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

He added: "I have been surprised. Certainly, when I was in Spain I'd heard about this aspect and seen for myself on TV the way the team always seemed to conjure up a late goal to either draw or win matches. So it's great to be a part of it myself.

"I think dramatic comebacks are part of the heart and soul of this club and it’s almost written in the history of Manchester United that these sorts of things happen so often. I love being a part of it and experiencing it for myself."