Date: 7th February 2012 at 11:07am
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has urged David to stand up to the rigours of the Premier League and fulfil his talent.

was brought in during the summer as a replacement for the retired van der Sar, but has enjoyed mixed fortunes so far this season. Sharing the #1 spot with Anders Lindegaard, the Spaniard was dropped following a weak display against Blackburn but has recently found himself back in the team.

On Sunday he was again the talk of the town following brilliant saves from a freekick and a Gary Cahill effort and now his predecessor has urged him to stand up to the pressure of the Premier League and of being United’s number 1:

“It’s always difficult if you’re coming into a new club and new league, especially the English one. It’s a very demanding one, can be a very tough one.

“He has to deal with that. They paid a lot of money for him and he has to come through that.”

Having seen return last season, the stopper also took the time to dispelled any notion of a comeback.

“I was at Carrington and he (Scholes) was watching a training session and I said, ‘So, how do you like it?’.

“He said, ‘Not really. I miss it’. He was still there doing his work as an assistant coach with the reserve team so it was probably a little bit easier to get back in.

“I got a few text messages from friends saying, ‘What about you?’

“I’m quite happy at the moment. There’s no doubt in my mind.”