David de Gea Gets Lavish Praise From Ex-Manchester United No 1

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Spaniard receives praise from former United goalkeeper.

Under-fire Manchester United keeper David de Gea has been backed by his predecessor between the sticks at Old Trafford, Edwin van der Sar, reports the Daily Mail.

The young Spaniard is only playing his second season in goal for the Red Devils, having arrived as the Dutchman’s successor from La Liga outfit Atletico de Madrid in a deal worth £17.8 million in the summer of 2011.

Initially, the 22-year-old struggled badly for both confidence and form as United head coach Sir Alex Ferguson rotated between De Gea and reserve-team goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard.

However, this campaign the Spain Under-23 international has improved dramatically, sealing the No 1 berth with a series of eye-catching displays in goal for the Red Devils, with De Gea’s form going a long way towards helping the club regain their Premier League title from arch-rivals Manchester City.

And Van der Sar now believes the shot stopper will go on to establish himself as a legend at the club.


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