Edwin Van Der Sar: David De Gea Can Handle Manchester United Pressure

Old Trafford legend backs new boy.

Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar has given his backing to to his replacement David de Gea and insists the youngster will be a success.

The veteran Dutchman retired at the end of last season and manager Sir Alex Ferguson opted to choose the 20-year-old Spaniard as his new number one.

De Gea is very highly rated all over Europe and cost the Red Devils £18million after he won the Europa League with his former club, Atletico Madrid,  and helped his country win the U21 European Championships.

Van der Sar has seen De Gea play and explains why he will be a success at Old Trafford.

“They (United) scouted all over Europe and found a couple of targets and they chose de Gea,” he told ESPN.

“Hopefully he’s going to have a great career at Manchester United.

“He’s very talented. He’s already won a trophy with Atletico Madrid and the Spain Under-21 team so the prospect of him doing well is there.

“Everybody has to be his own person but I’ve met him. I’ve spoken to him and it looks to me as though he can handle it.”

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