The Red Devils goalkeeping coach, Emilio Alvarez, claims the Spaniard can scale even greater heights as he continues to seek further improvement.
Manchester United have sounded an ominous warning to their Premier League rivals, with the club’s goalkeeping coach claiming that David de Gea “can get even better”.
The Spain international is already widely considered to be one of, if not the leading performer in his chosen position.
His consistency over a number of years has lifted him to that level, with the 28-year-old having been one of few figures the Red Devils have been able to rely upon during a period of considerable instability.
De Gea has broken records as a result, becoming the first man to land United’s Player of the Year award four times, while he is also the current holder of the English top-flight’s Golden Glove.
There has been the odd wobble along the way for a man considered to be first choice for club and country, which is to be expected in his role, but an insatiable desire for continuous improvement means that there could be even more to come from him in the years ahead.
Emilio Alvarez, who works on a daily basis with a man United are eager to tie to fresh terms, told the club’s official website: “David is, of course, the one who plays more and is an important player for the club, but the three of them [goalkeepers] are doing very well.
“With David, we are always thinking about how he can get better and better, and better. To be honest, I don’t think David will ever stop. He can get even better!”
The challengers for De Gea’s spot between the sticks at Old Trafford are Sergio Romero and Lee Grant.