Manchester United manager Ferguson unhappy with De Gea focus

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has hit out at what he sees as an unfair media focus on new keeper David De Gea.

The United boss is bemused by media speculation that De Gea is on the verge of being dropped, saying that there seems to be an agenda surrounding the Spaniard, a summer arrival from Athletico Madrid.

“There’s obviously an agenda on De Gea,”said the Scot. “We’ve experienced that in the press for some reason. They seem desperate for the boy to fail.”

He continued:

“That’s the impression I get and I don’t understand it. It’s nothing to do with his age. They never did that with Petr Cech.”

Sir Alex added that he thought the media would soon be eating their words once De Gea settled down into English life:

“I think they will all want interviews with him when he’s doing well. He doesn’t speak English, was looking for a house but has got one now, and is learning to drive in England. He’s 20 years of age and doesn’t know the culture of the country. I think that’s a lot to deal with but he’s shown great composure about the whole thing. He’s not got himself flapping about the goalmouth. I think he’s absolutely outstanding – the boy is tremendous.”

De Gea will start in the crucial clash against Chelsea today and Sir Alex and the United fans will be hoping he can add another clean sheet to the two he already has this season.

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