Belfast Telegraph

Fergie delighted with De Gea

Sir Alex Ferguson is convinced he has made exactly the right move by spending £18million on 20-year-old keeper David De Gea.

The summer signing from Atletico Madrid came through his first significant test in Saturday night's 2-1 win over Barcelona in Washington without a problem.

"Replacing Edwin van der Sar is very difficult," said Ferguson. "He was a great goalkeeper. But the benefit we have with De Gea is that he is only 20."

He added: "The qualities that stood out for us are his great composure and use of the ball.

"He is quick and agile, which is something we banked on.

"When we assessed him I thought he was the right goalkeeper to take."


From Belfast Telegraph