‘David De Gea can emulate Man United legend Peter Schmeichel’

Paddy Crerand talks up Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

David De Gea is good enough to emulate Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel, according to Paddy Crerand.

The Red Devils goalkeeper has been one of the major plus points of Louis van Gaal’s reign so far.

He’s improved out of all recognition

Paddy Crerand

And former United midfielder Crerand heaped praise on the progress that De Gea has made over the three seasons.

“I remember when Schmeichel first came here, he struggled a little bit with crossed balls, but he got better as he got older and was an absolutely fantastic keeper for Manchester United. This kid could get there no problem,” De Gea told MUTV.

“He’s getting better and better. I remember when he first arrived – if you watch Spanish football, you never see balls being thrown into the box – so when he came here at first teams tried to make it as difficult as possible for him.

“He must have found it strange but he’s improved out of all recognition – he doesn’t have any problems with that type of ball into the box any more.”

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