De Gea reveals how he has been able to deal with criticisms at Manchester United

Manchester United goalie David de Gea has revealed how he has been able to deal with criticisms at the club.

The Spaniard suffered a dip in form for over 18months in his United career, but has claimed his belief in his ability helped him overcome all the media talks.

“I think you learn from your mistakes, you start to mature and life throws up difficult situations,” David de Gea told the official Man United website.

“And, of course, you learn from them, from the bad times especially, and I think that’s life, isn’t it?

“I’ve learnt lots of things, it’s difficult to pick out just one. It’s difficult to say but you learn, particularly that times can be tough, you can have difficult periods, especially in this world. There are lots of people who will slate you.

“You’ll get it from all sides but it’s about believing in yourself, having confidence in what you can do to keep on going and give 100 per cent in every training session, every game, and know that life goes on. You have to show up each day to improve and be happy, which is the most important thing.

“I’m obviously the same person but with more experience, I’ve gone through more things and I’m much more experienced in everything.”

The Spaniard appears to have put his dark days behind him and has been in good form since the 6-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur.

He has kept 2 clean sheets in his last 4 games in all competitions.