De Gea: He's a big weapon for us

David De Gea feels the form that Luke Shaw has been in of late is helping to further improve the Reds as a force in the Premier League.

Shaw has been in excellent form both from a defensive perspective and an attacking one. Indeed United’s full-backs are the most efficient in the league when it comes to chances being created from their crosses with Shaw registering the highest chance creation percentage.

De Gea has played alongside Shaw for six-and-a-half years now and he told us recently he feels his team-mate has developed into a vital cog in the Reds’ set-up.

“He’s a big weapon for us,” declared our goalkeeper. “I think the last few games he’s played he’s been playing really well.

“He’s a very important player for us and when he’s fit and playing at 100 per cent I think he makes this team better.”

At the other end of the pitch, De Gea has enjoyed watching on as one of our newest additions to the squad, Edinson Cavani, makes an impact in attack.

Asked what he’s like to face in training, De Gea smiles and says: “He just wants to score goals! [Laughs] He’s a really experienced player who has scored many goals for many teams.

“I think everyone has seen his qualities, he always tries to score goals and is always in the box ready to jump on any mistake and take the ball and score.

“He’s a great header of the ball, he presses a lot [against the opposition]… he’s a great player for the team.”

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