Since making a few mistakes when he first arrived which put him under constant pressure from the fans and the media.
But United stuck by the keeper and now there is talk of him becoming the club’s Player of the Season at the end of this terms campaign.
"It is nice to know supporters are voting me,"said De Gea.
"It is always a positive when the fans are behind you. It is something I can sense when I am on the field and makes me feel more relaxed.
"It is a source of extra motivation when you know the fans are right behind you and rooting for you.
"But all that aside, it is just a case of getting your head down, keep working hard and making sure you do have a continuous improvement all the time."