David de Gea is one of the best in the world, claims Ander Herrera

Published 1 Comments

Ander Herrera believes his Manchester United team-mate David de Gea is already one of the best goalkeepers in the world and has backed to become the outright best in the future.

De Gea is well established as the Red Devils' first choice goalkeeper despite only being 24-years-old. The Spaniard has made over 100 Premier League appearances since joining from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

After a shaky start to life at Old Trafford, De Gea has been one of the standout performers under Louis van Gaal this season. For Herrera, his compatriot is already up there with the best in the world and has the ability to become the best in the world.

"We feel he can become one of the best if not the best goalkeeper in the world"


"He has been fantastic and is one of the best players in the world at 24 years old," Herrera told

"He wants to help the team get to the top of the league, like me, like everyone. We feel he can become one of the best if not the best goalkeeper in the world."

Article continues below

Contractual problems

Unfortunately, Manchester United fans may not have the opportunity to see De Gea fulfill his talent. He has just 18 months to run on his current contract and is reportedly having his head turned by reported interest from Real Madrid.

The La Liga outfit are looking for a long-term replacement to Iker Casillas and are hoping to have De Gea sealed before the veteran departs the Bernabeu. With every passing month, De Gea's position grows stronger and Manchester United could be forced to cash in on him in the summer or risk losing him for free in 2016.


Having arrived as the Premier League's most expensive goalkeeper, there was plenty of pressure on De Gea to perform. Not only that, but he was also charged with the task of replacing the solid Edwin van der Saar.

A number of high profile mistakes forced Sir Alex Ferguson to drop him in favour of Anders Lindegaard, but he has since proven his worth under Van Gaal. With the defence struggling, De Gea has put in several match-saving performances, in particular against West Ham United. 

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

David de Gea
Manchester United
Premier League
Ander Herrera

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again