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Van de Sar on De Gea

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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Writer: Red Boy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday May 22 2012

Time: 4:48PM

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have to say I am pleased that he has managed to recover from a poor start. many others would have crumbled and never recovered
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22/05/2012 18:09:00

Just out of interest, why are you pleased Oxford? he doesn't play for Tottenham, are you harbouring a secret admiration for yoonited?

Found this quite amusing:
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22/05/2012 18:14:00

Haha, well that kept me amused for a few minutes fcb :P In fairness fcb I can't imagine too many fans wanting any player to crumble and play poorly in the premier league unless it's an egotistical arrogant****, something De Gea isn't. I'm chuffed with how De Gea has worked out for the club. When he initially signed my main concern was him jumping to Madrid or Barca in a few years time being Spanish an all. However, I doubt they'll want to pay the price tag he could build up by then and what we'll demand. His kept us in games and saved us so many points since he turned his performances around when, like Oxfordspur stated, most others would've crumbled and collapsed. His still got plenty of time to develop his frame however I still believe people who say he can be as good as Van Der Sar are wrong, he can be better than him and be the first keeper to put in a serious challenge against Casillas.
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