De Gea receives Van der Sar backing

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Old Trafford legend Edwin van der Sar has called on David De Gea to deal with the pressure of being the Manchester United goalkeeper.

De Gea, at just 21-years-old, is touted as one of the best young goalkeepers in Europe - but has struggled to fully establish himself as the United No 1.

Juan Mata has backed his Spain and Chelsea teammate Fernando Torres to rediscover his scoring form, praising his recent performances.

Elsewhere, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looks set to be called up to the senior England squad this month having impressed for Arsenal in recent weeks.


Tottenham are ready to go head to head with Arsenal for the signing of Nottingham Forest's England U19 defender Jamaal Lacelles. (Daily Mail)

Mario Balotelli has been linked with a move back to Italy - but the striker's agent Mino Raiola has rubbished the speculation. (Fox News)

And finally, Darren Bent has admitted he was "flattered" to be linked with a move to Liverpool in the January transfer window. (Express and Star)

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