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29/11/2012 09:30, Report by Nick Coppack

De Gea answers fans' questions

Reds goalkeeper David De Gea fields questions sent in by fans from around the world...

How big are your hands? What size gloves do you wear?
I've always had big hands. Even as a kid my hands were big. I guess I was destined to be a goalkeeper. I wear a size 10.5 glove. 

How closely do you follow Atletico Madrid and what have you made of them this season?
I still look out for their results and follow their fortunes closely. Thankfully they're often on the television here in England so I can watch the games sometimes as well. They're doing really well this season - at the moment they're second in the league, so if they can keep picking up victories then who knows? There's no reason they can't battle it out with Real Madrid and Barcelona for the championship. The Atletico fans are superb - the support they give the players is amazing. Like United, it's a special place to play.

Who has the hardest shot in training?
This won't be a surprise but Paul Scholes has a fierce shot. Nani can also hit the ball well and Nick Powell has stung my hands a few times. To be honest, everybody strikes the ball well. There aren't many easy shots. 

Your girlfriend is a singer, but how's your singing voice?
I'm all about stopping shots, not

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David's driven

"All I can remember is wanting to be a footballer. It's all I've ever wanted to do and it's hard for me to even consider doing anything else. I guess if football wasn't an option I would have concentrated a bit harder at school and put my mind to my studies. I probably would have gone to university and tried to attain a degree related to sport. I also enjoyed history at school, learning about important dates and events."

– David De Gea

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