Bailey sees De Gea becoming Man Utd legend

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey feels David De Gea can be a Reds great.

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Gary Bailey feels David De Gea can be a Reds great.

The South African, who played for United from 1978 to 1987, was particularly impressed by the Spaniard’s maiden season at Old Trafford.

“United are very well stocked; they’ve got three very good goalkeepers,” the South African told ManUtd.com. “Ben Amos has had a couple of games and I’ve been very impressed whenever I’ve seen him play. Anders Lindegaard looked really solid and reliable until he picked up an injury last season, and David De Gea has got a lot of talent.

“David is still very young and will mature – which a goalkeeper needs to do quickly – but with Eric Steele and the manager working with him, he is potentially one of United’s great goalkeepers. There could come a time where we’re talking of him in the same breath as Schmeichel or van der Sar.”

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