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.”