After earning his first call-up to the full Spain squad, 22-year old David de Gea is on the recieving end of praise from ex-Real Madrid and Spain striker Emilio Butragueno. De Gea, who has kept five league clean sheets in a row, is finally starting to get some praise from pundits and fans alike.
In his first two seasons at Old Trafford, De Gea has made remarkable improvements in many aspects of his game, and he will continue to do so for the next few years at least. I’ve no doubt that he’ll be one of the worlds best in about five years, whether or not he’ll remain at United is another matter.
Butragueno said: “There are fantastic Spanish goalkeepers now, Casillas, Valdes and Reina.” He added. “De Gea has a brilliant future of course but the competition at the moment is fierce for that position. He is very young for a goalkeeper but his career has been fantastic so far.”
He was then quizzed about whether he thought De Gea was brave to move to a foreign country at such an early age: “Well, it’s been a challenge but I think he was prepared and I think it is going to be very positive for his career.”