Date: 6th July 2011 at 7:25pm
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The task of filling ’s gloves was never going to be easy whoever was assigned the job.

The fact that the onus has been placed on the shoulders of a 20 year old in may be worrying to some but his performances both for Spain and former club Atletico suggest that he may be more than capable.

Upon signing for , European Cup winner endorsed the Spaniard and others including Cristiano have joined in praising the goalkeeper but now he has received the highest praise possible as the man he was signed to replace has spoken out in his favour.

Edwin van der Sar called time on his United career in May but is confident the man brought in to replace him can go on to be a success at .

Speaking to ESPN Star, van der Sar said:

“They (United) scouted all over Europe and found a couple of targets and they chose .

“Hopefully he’s going to have a great career at .

“He’s very talented. He’s already won a trophy with Atletico Madrid and the Spain Under-21 team so the prospect of him doing well is there.

“Everybody has to be his own person but I’ve met him. I’ve spoken to him and it looks to me as though he can handle it.”