Man Utd boss Ferguson says De Gea even better next season
Ferguson is confident De Gea will make even more of an impact next season.
"David has developed and matured as the season has gone on," said Ferguson.
"We've seen a very progressive and developing young goalkeeper and next season he'll be even better."
"You have to get used to it. You need a thick skin to be a Manchester United player. Because if you cannot take a battering at times you will fall by the wayside and someone else will fill your shoes.
"He has a huge price tag on his head that carries a lot of weight.
"But he is resilient, even if he still has a lot to prove because this season is not over yet."