Date: 20th August 2011 at 12:10pm
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Whilst the knives may be out for David De Gea in the press, all associated with the club have rallied around the young Spaniard offering support.

The goalkeeper, despite showing the ability that made United splash out on him, has made two high profile mistakes and the naysayers are out, with people already writing him off as the next Massimo Taibi.

Ex and current players have spoken of their faith in his abilities and have backed him to come good and this number increased today as Taibi himself warned not to compare himself with De Gea,

 “Take it from me, being United’s goalkeeper is not easy but David can still do it. He is only 20 and has the potential to be world-class.

“United want everything and want it straight away. I was only there for a few months as I made some mistakes and left, but David needs time.

“What I’d say to him is think about United’s great keeper, Peter Schmeichel. He didn’t have a good start there either and look what happened to him. He was incredible.

“David is young, he did well at Atletico Madrid and I’m sure he will do well at Old Trafford. He’s one of the best in Europe, no doubt.

“He should keep cool and people should lay off him.

“He will have a chance to show his value and has the potential to be a great asset to United for the next 15 years.

“He should stay calm and not worry about anything. He’s strong and in form. United is a great club with a great atmosphere, history and organisation.”


7 responses to ““He is only 20 and has the potential to be world-class.””

  1. Lucky ekezie. says:

    What david was, is, and yet to be is something of great joy. Greatness lies within his bones but he should have this at the back of his mind that, ‘he is man-utd’s no.1 goal keeper’

  2. he will be a great keeper needs time to settle and learn english

  3. Jiji says:

    He needs time to understand the English football, he is still young and needs more time coz as human being we all do misteks

  4. Jiji says:

    He needs time to understand the English football, he is still young and needs more time coz as human being we all do misteks.

  5. Yosh says:

    Funny that because as a keeper you will ALWAYS concede goals. Be it your mistake or your defenders. The fact of the matter is he made some great saves in the community shield and against West Brom.. He just needs to toughen up and maintain his concentration. I love the way he tries to start an attack similar to VDS. He’ll be great soon enough, man. He’s Conceded 3 goals in 2 games, 2 in the first and 1 in the last – he’s already getting better. Masimo Taibi is a mug, De Gea doesn’t need any advise from that clown.

  6. Yosh says:

    .. hate to say I told you soo, United 3-0 Spurs.

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