Man United boss Sir Alex Ferguson hails ‘fantastic’ David De Gea

Sir Alex Ferguson heaps praise on David De Gea as the goalkeeper continues to impress for Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson signed David De Gea from Atletico Madrid in 2011 Photo: The Sport Review

Sir Alex Ferguson has heaped praise on David De Gea as the goalkeeper continues to impress for Manchester United.

The Spanish shot-stopper was handed a tough test against a battling West Ham side as the Red Devils edged closer to the title with a 2-2 draw at Upton Park on Wednesday night.

The 22-year-old, who has kept 10 clean sheets this season, was clattered to the ground by Hammers striker Andy Carroll just before half-time but responded well to the physical nature of the Upton Park clash.

And Ferguson singled out the Spaniard, who endured a shaky start to his United career, for special praise after the game in east London.

“David’s been improving all season. He’s developing into a fantastic goalkeeper,” Ferguson told Sky Sports.

“He’s got stronger and his training performances are really good. He showed that tonight again and he’s developed into a really first-class goalkeeper.”

De Gea, who joined the Red Devils in a £20m deal from Atletico Madrid in 2011, has made 35 appearances for Manchester United in all competitions this season.

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