Mike Phelan (Manchester United assistant manager):
“Young or old, goalkeepers make mistakes. We have got trust in him. He will be a good Premier League goalkeeper.”
“He is making some good saves. His agility and kicking are excellent, we have seen that in pre-season. He is going to be a top goalkeeper.”
“This is United and Old Trafford. It’s different. I have watched De Gea play in Spain and every time I saw him I was very impressed. He was impressive in the Under 21 Championship in the summer, too. But, as I say, this is different; even if you played at a club with a lot of pressure, like Atletico Madrid.”
“From what I have seen of De Gea, as long as he can keep going and limit his mistakes - because all goalies make mistakes - he will be fine. I think that he will go on to be one of the great goalkeepers at Manchester United, without a doubt. He has the backing of Ferguson and will have the time and support to get it right. All De Gea has to do is get the experience - and playing for United in a goldfish bowl, he will get that very quickly.”
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