Indeed, De Gea was one of the Reds’ most consistent performers in the second half of the season and made a string of top shots to ensure United pushed Manchester City all the way in the race for the Barclays Premier League title.
Logic dictates he’ll improve further in his second season at the club and continue to forge a name for himself. Then, perhaps, he’ll be able to escape the constant comparisons to former Reds stoppers like van der Sar and Peter Schmeichel.
“Maybe it was hard to follow in my footsteps," Edwin conceded. "It can happen. People used to get compared to Peter Schmeichel; now maybe it's me.
“De Gea has to ignore that and just play his own game. Eric Steele, the goalkeeping coach, and the manager will both help him and hopefully next season he will be ready from the start."