Former United goalkeeper coach Eric Steele believes De Gea has the potential to be great like Peter Schmeichel.
De Gea has been outstanding for the past three seasons and rated amongst the top 3 goalkeepers in the world.
It was actually Steele who scouted and brought De Gea to United from Atletico Madrid and the Englishman believes the Spaniard will only get better.
“He’s got the potential to be a great like Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar,” Steele told United Review.
“The boy could be held in that regard because he’s only going to get better.”
“He came to United at 19, so you’re looking now at a mature, physically developed goalkeeper.”
“He’s got better, and he’s going to get even better.”
“He’s 25 now. Schmeichel didn’t go to United until he was 28, so this boy – this man, now – has got so much more to come.”