De Gea: Fergie chose to rest me

De Gea was left out of the starting XI for the 1-0 victory at Old

Trafford, with Anders Lindegaard making a rare start between the

sticks. The former Atletico Madrid man has found his form under

scrutiny since arriving at United, but the Spaniard has rejected

suggestions he was dropped by Sir Alex Ferguson for the clash with

Steve Bruce’s Black Cats. “I didn’t play in the past weekend but

Ferguson told me it was just so I could rest. He’s an incredible

coach and without doubt the best in the world,” De Gea told Cadena

Ser. De Gea also believes he has learned a lot already in his short

time in England admitting it is more professional than Spain “What

I have learned since the summer in England is more than most of my

professional career in Spain,” added De Gea. “It is another world

in all of the concepts.” Meanwhile, De Gea has warned rivals

Manchester City that the Premier League title race is far from

over. City hold a five-point lead over their bitter rivals and they

outlined their title credentials with a stunning 6-1 win over

United at Old Trafford last month. However, De Gea is refusing to

panic and insists United can still beat City to the championship.

“United can still win it all. It’s still not decided that City will

finish first,” noted De Gea.