Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced stopper David de Gea can get even better despite his impressive recent form.
Questions were raised previously about the Spaniard’s long-term future at Old Trafford, particularly when he was left out of the side in favour of Anders Lindegaard.
However, it is now Lindegaard’s position at the club which appears more uncertain with De Gea having started in 22 of United’s Premier League fixtures compared to his rival’s tally of just eight outings.
Ferguson has certainly been delighted with the way the former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper has bounced back from some of the criticism he was receiving to justify his decision to splash out nearly £19m on him in the first place.
More importantly than that, the 22-year-old has been behind the United defence which has kept six successive clean sheets to put the club on the brink of a record 20th league championship.
The Spain Olympic star was also nominated for the Premier League player of the month prize, not a bad effort considering he was being written off at the start of the year, with talk of Stoke’s Asmir Begovic being lined up as a possible replacement.
Ferguson said: “David has developed and matured as the season has gone on. We’ve seen a very progressive and developing young goalkeeper and next season he’ll be even better.”
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