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Man Utd hero Stepney: De Gea succeeding despite back four problems

Manchester United European Cup winner Alex Stepney has hailed the form this season of David De Gea.

The goalkeeper has been named United's Player of the Month for March.

Stepney told manutd.com: "To me, this award represents David De Gea's progress throughout this season as much as it does his performances in March specifically. I must say, he has gone up another notch this season. He's taken his game to another level and it's been great to watch him develop at United.

"David made a fantastic double save against Olympiacos that really stood out last month. Sometimes you think he's a bit unorthodox by making saves with his feet, but more goalkeepers are starting to do it these days and it works for him, so why change it? He's done it before and he did it memorably against Real Madrid last season.

"It's interesting to see how well he has done this season when you consider that the back four in front of him has rarely been the same on a game-by-game basis. He's done very well to organise the four in front of him and still keep a record number of clean sheets."

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