Manchester United boss David Moyes has been full of praise for his Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea and believes that he will be an integral part of their future success.
De Gea signed for the champions from Atletico Madrid back in 2011 for around £18 million.
Manchester United were on the look out for a long term replacement for Edwin Van Der Sar when he called it a day on an illustrious career.
The progression of the young keeper is an encouraging sign for the Manchester club as they currently stand 6th in the Premier League, eight points behind leaders Arsenal.
De Gea kept a clean sheet on Saturday against Norwich after coming under immense pressure in the first half from the home side.
The Red Devils went on to take the three points after Danny Welbeck rounded the keeper to slot into an empty net fifty seven minutes in however it was De Gea's ability to stop shots from the likes of Hooper and Redmond in the opening forty five minutes that made sure that just the one goal was enough.
De Gea has increased his total of clean sheets to five after Saturday and has been instrumental as of late in United's fightback towards a potential Premier League title. After being heavily criticised by fans in his early days as a red for looking shaky and not catching corners many now feel as if he has come good over time.
Some felt he took a while to adapt to the physical fast paced style of the Premier League.
Speaking to Sky Sports Moyes said: "He is one of five or six young players in the team who are going to be part of the next five or six years and that means he can only get better."
Moyes went on to back his goalkeeper further by adding: "He is getting used to the Premier League and understanding what he has to do, he is coming and catching and taking things, sometimes that is what you have to do, you have to be brave. He is punching well too."
Whilst some believe he has only began to show his real potential others feel that De Gea was "Made in Madrid", not only due to his spell at Athletico but his staring role in Manchester United's encounter with Real Madrid in the Champions League last season.
De Gea did well to keep out the likes of Ronaldo, Benzema and Coentrao for as long as he did at the Bernabeu. With a different goalkeeper that night it could have been a whole lot worse for United. With the backing of the manager, the fans now fully behind the Spaniard and the team on a six game winning run in all competitions it looks like De Gea will have a staring role in the future of Manchester United for years to come.
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