Posted on Saturday, 27th August 2011 by Chudi
David De Gea has come in for heavy criticism following a hard start to his United career.
The Spaniard is learning that the Premier League is a completely different kettle of fish to La Liga with the football played at a quicker tempo and the game itself being much more physical.
Two shaky moments against Man City and West Brom has seen the critics come out in force to disparage him and Sir Alex’s decision to sign him and whilst he has received the backing of the manager, team mates and ex players De Gea will be pleased to hear the vote of confidence from this player.
Peter Schmeichel is undoubtedly a United legend and can be called the greatest keeper to wear gloves at Old Trafford and he feels that people have been premature in writing off the 20 year old,
“He’s very unfairly, in my opinion, been criticised, even before he played his first game.
“I wouldn’t say he’s made massive mistakes.
“I thought he showed tremendous character in the game against Tottenham the other day. He wasn’t fazed by being at Old Trafford.
“Everything he did was good – his catching, distribution was spot on. I think he has learned something.
“He’s only young and it takes a little bit of time to adjust to the kind of football we play in the Premier League, the kind of players you play against and the kind of referees we have, who allow a lot more physical contact.
“He needs to learn and I think he has a great future ahead of him.”