Date: 8th December 2011 at 8:55am
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Following last night’s exit from the , questions are again being asked of David .

The keeper came to with a big reputation and an equally big price tag in the summer but some shaky performances have left some doubting him.

won a number of backers with his performances on the US Tour and when called upon since has been largely reliable so there are some that would prefer to see him between the sticks but stopper  has urged that patience is shown with De Gea.

The always vocal Pole took to Twitter to defend his counterpart after his error lead to Basel’s first goal saying:

“I don’t agree with the De Gea criticism. He’s potentially one of the best goalkeepers in the world but needs time to get his confidence at .

“You have to perform at your best every game when you play for big clubs and when De Gea is at his best he is UNREAL! Give him some time.”

At 21 years old and just 16 appearances, it appears some have already made up their mind on De Gea and post match a number of fans called for him to be dropped and bizarrely sold.

At 21 we knew we were buying potential and despite his errors he has shown, with work, he will be a top keeper and it is good to see a fellow keeper come out and speak in his defence.