There has been a lot of criticism of young Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea since his arrival to the Premier League, and pundits were starting to wonder if he was good enough to play at such a prestigious club.
When he signed from Atletico Madrid in back in 2011, he had the unenviable task of replacing legendary keeper Edwin Van Der Sar after the player retired.
But De Gea has continuously failed to hold down a regular first-team spot and has made some poor mistakes that have put questions into people’s minds about his ability.
However, the young stopper can pull off some quite remarkable saves and show us just what kind of talent he possesses in that slim frame of his.
Let’s take the Chelsea game for instance, even though United conceded two goals, the young Spaniard made a string of top-quality saves which could have left the Red Devils with too much to do. But because he kept them in it, they had the opportunity to go on and win game, which has put Sir Alex Fergusons, team right back in the hunt for the title.
De Gea is tall, athletic and confident with the ball at his feet, the lad has clear potential and I believe that he will fulfill the expectations that so many people have put on him, but he will only reach that level if he continues to silence the critics, keep his head down and just get on with his game.