Date: 22nd May 2012 at 4:49pm
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As the season went on, David de Gea looked to be the real deal.

Those mistakes, early in the season, that blighted his early United days were no more with many suggesting the turning point came when he produced a sensational save, at Stamford Bridge, from Juan Mata to ensure United`s remarkable comeback from 3-0 down to 3-3 was preserved.

De Gea succeeded a United legend in Edwin van der Sar and the legendary Dutch keeper has had a few words to say about his successor in the red top press today, commenting about the young Spaniard,

“I was also young and made my mistakes at Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United.”

“The main thing is about how you recover in the next game or perhaps that game itself – and he recovered from it, became more important and made good saves.”

“Presence wise it was maybe hard to follow in my footsteps, but he has to play his own game and be helped by goalkeeping coach Eric Steele and the manager, and next season hopefully he will be ready from the start.”

“Is he too small to play in England? Well I`m sure that they found out when they went to sign him what to expect and how big and tall he would be.”


At only twenty-one years of age, De Gea has ample time to bulk up and as he gathers experience between those United posts I reckon he`ll go on to be a formidable keeper for United!



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