David de Gea
De Gea insists he's happy at Manchester United despite their recent struggles.

Manchester United keeper David de Gea insists he's happy at Old Trafford and wants to keep improving for the side despite their current struggles as they adjust to a new manager.

When Sir Alex Ferguson retired from the dugout last summer it came as a shock to the United faithful and when he chose David Moyes to succeed him it appeared that a tough rebuilding period awaited the English giants.

This season has brought disappointment so far for the Red Devils with the side currently outside the top six and having failed to land all but one of their transfer targets in the summer window.

But De Gea has argued that he is very settled at United and wants to make a long-term impression on the club much like his successor Edwin van der Sar, insisting that he is happy with his performances so far this season.

"I am pleased with my contribution so far," De Gea told MUTV. "I feel very settled here and I am happy with the way I am playing.

"I am still learning and improving all the time. That is important.

"I hope to carry on doing that and keep my spot in the team."

The 23-year-old also said that he doesn't believe United are in as much trouble as many are making out, as the side broke their four-game winning streak with a loss to Tottenham on New Years' Day.

"We have picked up plenty of momentum as the season has developed," he explained. "It was a real shame we couldn't get three points against Tottenham but we are playing well now.

"We need to keep performing and win as many games as we possibly can."

United face Swansea in the FA Cup tomorrow followed by a trip to Sunderland within two days for their next league clash. They play the Swans again the following weekend before taking on Chelsea in what could be make-or-break in their push for a Champions League place.