Is De Gea our greatest-ever goalkeeper?
How does David De Gea compare with Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar? Here's Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's opinion...
A comment on a new De Gea contract “No updates from me on that one. Of course the club and David are in dialogue, so hopefully they'll agree. It's out of my hands anyway, but I'm sure we'll do what we can.” Our faith has paid off with David “David's done fantastically since he came. The club really showed how much they wanted him back in the day when Eric [Steele] and the gaffer found him. There were probably keepers there that were better at that time, but the belief that the manager showed in him with the criticism that he got early on just pays dividends now with the performances. He's been Player of the Year for I don't know how many years, the last four or five years, so we're grateful to have him. Then again, we've got Sergio [Romero] and Lee [Grant], so it's a fantastic goalkeeper department that we have, so I don't think there's any manager in the world that will beat me on that respect.” Comparing De Gea with United greats “It's difficult to compare them, but of course I don't think Edwin and Peter ever were the Player of the Year. David's meant so many points for us over the few years and I would say he's the best goalkeeper in the world, but you could say Peter was at the time and Edwin at the time as well. For me I'm delighted with David and his personality is fantastic. He's such a humble but confident boy.”