Manchester United’s David de Gea has compared his meteoric rise in his physical presence to that of Marvel’s Captain America, in an interview with the club’s official site. De Gea joked that he has changed from a twiggy teenager to an impregnable shot-stopper in his first season at the club.
“I was like Captain America in one year!” De Gea told ManUtd.com.
His transformation has been truly remarkable. He came in a skinny young lad who didn’t look like he’d be up for the hustle and bustle of the Premier League – and that proved to be the case for the first few months at least.
Since then us United fans have seen a drastic change in his build and stature, as well as his confidence. He is now much stockier [in a good way], and he can cope with the physicality of the league as good as any keeper out there at the moment.
Picture via Daily Mirror.