Arsenal legend backs 'unbelievable' 9/10 Manchester United star David de Gea

David De Gea kicking

Former Arsenal goalkeeper David Seaman is impressed with Manchester United's David de Gea.

Former England international goalkeeper David Seaman is an expert when it comes to his former profession.

The 51-year-old played more than 400 games for Arsenal, and saw off his fair share of challengers for his position for club and country.

His praise of Manchester United's number one, David de Gea, should be happily received by the Spanish stopper.

Seaman told SkySports: "I like him a lot. He really struggled when he first came, made a couple of mistakes but shows character.

"He had a bad time when he first came but reacted in an unbelievable way. He’s learning fast and he’s at a big club which helps. I would give him nine out of 10."

De Gea was sensational against Seaman's former side Arsenal at the weekend, who attempted more than 20 shots.

The goalkeeper is enjoying a terrific season, outstanding in the 1-0 home win over Everton at Old Trafford, and going on to win the Spanish number one jersey from Iker Casillas.

De Gea is a fourth of the way, quite incredibly, to matching Seaman's appearances for Arsenal, reaching a century for United already. Only 24, what would really be incredible is if United can hang onto him into his 30s for the next decade.

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