Sir Alex Ferguson believes David de Gea is beginning to demonstrate he possesses the ability to be Manchester United No.1 for many years to come.
The Premier League champions spent £18 million to secure the services of the 21-year-old goalkeeper from Atletico Madrid last summer following the retirement of veteran 'keeper Edwin van de Sar.
De Gea, however, endured a testing start to his Old Trafford career, and had seen himself demoted to the bench after a number of hapless displays.
The Spaniard is, though, growing in confidence with every passing game, and was voted man-of-the-match for his display in the victory against Norwich at Carrow Road on Sunday.
And, says Ferguson, this is continuation of the fine form De Gea has shown since the defeat against Liverpool in late January.
"He's being doing great the kid since that Liverpool game when he had a disappointing day but he's growing all the time and he proved today what a good goalkeeper he's going to be," said Ferguson, according to skysports.com.
"We always know he has the potential since his time at Atletico Madrid, but today that was another confirmation of how good he's going to be."
Ferguson's comments follow those of Manchester United defender Jonny Evans, who says De Gea is improving with every game he plays for the 19 time champions.
"From day one, David's shot stopping has been unbelievable," Evans told manutd.com.
"He pulls off saves that you can't believe. He just needs a bit of confidence and he seems to be getting that."
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