Ask any Manchester United fans what they think of David De Gea right now, and you are likely to hear them rattle off a string of superlatives normally used in movies to describe superheroes. And with good reason, the young Spaniard has been in fantastic form this season so far.
But David De Gea himself has compared his transformation to that of Captain America in a recent interview with ManUtd.com, where when asked how his physical changes have aided his development he replied:
I was like Captain America in one year! I still do the programme, although not as much as before. It is more of a reduced programme now but certainly I did a lot of gym work at the start and it did have a big impact.
This is what he is referring to:
He's not far off!