Edwin van der Sar has told David De Gea he has to "deal with" the pressure of being the Manchester United goalkeeper.

De Gea has struggled to fill the boots of Van der Sar since the Dutchman retired at the end of last season, making a number of high-profile blunders that saw him dropped from the side. The £18million man was recalled for Sunday's game at Chelsea, producing a Jekyll-and-Hyde display that saw him flap at more than one cross but also make a stunning late save.

Van der Sar said: "It's always difficult if you're coming into a new club and new league, especially the English one. It's a very demanding one, can be a very tough one. He has to deal with that. They paid a lot of money for him and he has to come through that."

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