Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson is greatest of all time, says David De Gea

Manchester United David De Gea describes Red Devils legend Sir Alex Ferguson as the greatest manager of all time

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Sir Alex Ferguson has led Man United to 13 Premier League titles Photo: The Sport Review

David De Gea has described Sir Alex Ferguson as the “best coach of all time”, admitting he owes the former Manchester United boss a lot.

The 71-year-old called time on a decorated 26-year reign at Old Trafford after guiding the Red Devils to a 13th Premier League title last season.

Ferguson signed De Gea in a £17m deal from Atletico Madrid in 2011, and the Spaniard revealed Scot’s impact on the young shot stoppers’s fledgling career.

“I am very proud to have had the privilege of working with Ferguson, it was a real pleasure,” De Gea told AS English.

“He is the best coach of all time and it is something I will be able to tell my children and my grandchildren.

“The best advice that he gave me was to simply give my all,” he added.

“He told me to continue with the same mentality I have always had. I owe a lot of my capabilities as a goalkeeper to him.”

De Gea is currently on international duty with Spain at the Under-21 European championship in Israel.

And the 21-year-old revealed he is yet to meet face-to-face with Ferguson’s successor, David Moyes.

“Not yet, I will meet him when we return for the pre-season. I’m looking forward to starting a new era with United and I hope it goes well and that he is successful.”

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