Sir Alex Ferguson has praised David de Gea's remarkable turnaround in form and believes the Manchester United goalkeeper is improving with every game he plays.
De Gea endured a difficult start to his Premier League career and was ridiculed for a string of high-profile mistakes following last summer's £17 million move from Atletico Madrid.
The 21-year-old was even dropped by Ferguson at the turn of the year but has since played an integral role in helping United overhaul Manchester City at the top of the table.
He has not been beaten for seven hours and 33 minutes of top-flight football and now has 10 clean sheets to his name in the league this season.
“David’s been fantastic,” Ferguson told the Daily Star. “His confidence is high and every game he is getting better.
“As I said about Antonio Valencia, if you have got players coming into form at this time of the season then it’s bonus points.
“David found it difficult at first, made mistakes, but I think we forgive players making mistakes at 21 years of age.”
United travel to Wigan on Wednesday night looking to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League to 11 points.
Ferguson is expected to rotate his squad at the DW Stadium, with Paul Scholes and Ferdinand both likely to be rested.
Portuguese winger Nani is fit again following an ankle injury - though he is unlikely to start.