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Edwin Van Der Sar Hails David De Gea As Man United’s Undisputed Number One

Old guard believes United are in safe hands.

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Former Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar believes David de Gea is now the club’s undisputed number one following a strong campaign with the champions, The Sun reports.

The 22-year-old Spaniard lost his place in the side at the start of the season but quickly recovered to earn many plaudits and cement himself as the club’s first choice custodian.

And former United ‘keeper Edwin Van Der Sar believes that the club has the right man between the sticks now.

“I think that is the way everybody has seen it,” he said.

“The first half of the season and the year before, there were some mixed feelings. The gaffer changed it up a little bit to play Anders Lindegaard for three or four games.

“But then David came back in and we stuck with him.

“From that point, his performances grew and he became more important to the team all of the time.

“It has been a good turn around for him in terms of his performances and his own self-confidence in being the Manchester United goalkeeper.”

De Gea was named as the first choice goalkeeper in the PFA team of the season last month, but the Dutchman has said that personal accolades should be the least of his concerns.

“As long as your team-mates are happy with you and your manager plays you every week, those are the best accolades you can get.

“Of course, after you win the league it is nice to look at individual trophies but the team always comes first.”

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