Man Utd coach Steele: De Dea will be disappointed with debut season July 28, 2012, 11:05 pm

Manchester United goalkeeper coach Eric Steele admits David De Gea will be disappointed with his first season in England.

Steele provided a detailed account of De Gea's debut season in the Barclays Premier League.

"David will be slightly disappointed," admitted Steele to "We probably got what we expected. There was no way we expected him to come in and play as he had been playing.

"It was a totally different change for him in many, many ways. Hence the reason why we said before that, to replace Edwin, we needed two and that was the main reason why Anders Lindegaard was on board. So when we did feel he needed to come out, as you know, the games were shared with Ben Amos and Anders.

"Anders had the injury just after Christmas and then, as fate has it, David gets back in when you least expect it and just went on and it was important he finished strongly. That's the big plus factor for us. He has adapted partly. The first season is always the most difficult. He has been through lots of firsts and we know he'll be better prepared in terms of the second time."

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