De Gea wants to be ‘worlds best’

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has declared his ambition to be one of the world’s best players, in an interview with Spanish newspaper AS.

The 22 year old, who initially faced criticism when becoming first choice at Old Trafford, improved greatly last season, where his form saw him named in the PFA Team of the Year and third in the club’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award.

De Gea said: “”My objective is to be right up there with the best players in the world, that’s what makes me excited, and I’m doing everything I can to achieve that.”

The former Atletico Madrid shot stopper is currently preparing for the final of the European under 21 Championships, where he is yet to concede a goal.

Another player expected to play in today’s final in Jerusalem is Thiago Alcantara, who has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer.

The 22 year old, who’s release clause has dropped to £18million due to the amount of minutes he played for Barcelona last season, is set to leave the Nou Camp this summer, with United leading the race to secure his services.

Finally, the club have announced yet another game on their already packed pre-season schedule.

United will face AIK in Stockholm on August 6th, seven days after their tour of the Far East and Australia, and ahead of Rio Ferdinand’s testimonial, that of Swansea City defender Alan Tate and the Community Shield meeting with Wigan Athletic on August 11th.