The current manager of Manchester United, David Moyes, has praised his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson for showing full faith in the Spanish goalie David de Gea at the start of his Premier League career.
Ferguson had bought de Gea from the Spanish club Atletico Madrid a couple of years back. He had paid a big amount to make that signing .Quite a lot of people had questioned that decision of the Scot manager.
De Gea didn’t find it easy at all in the Premier League. His performances for the Red Devils for the first couple of seasons were below par and he had to face a lot of criticism. But, Sir Alex never lost the faith in him. He kept backing the young shot stopper.
Now, in the ongoing season, de Gea is looking a much improved goalkeeper. He has been putting up quality performances for United on a regular basis.
Talking to the reporters about de Gea yesterday, Moyes said, “Sir Alex needs to be given a lot of credit for the development of David. He brought in a young goalie and showed a lot of faith in him.”
“David had quite a few bad days in the last couple of seasons, but, Sir Alex kept backing him and that was really brave of him.”
“David still has to make a lot of improvements and I am sure he will do that. He’s seen quite a lot in his short career and that’s only going to help him. I think we will see his best in the upcoming years.”
De Gea is just one short of completing his 100 matches for Manchester United. Out of the 99 matches that he has played so far for the Red Devils, 69 have been the league matches.