The United captain was speaking after De Gea was nominated for the PFA Player of the Year award.
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was celebrating this week. The Spanish stopper has been fantastic for the club once again this season and is in the running for the PFA Player of the Year award after another spectacular season between the sticks for the Red Devils.
He has come on leaps and bounds after his difficult debut season, improving physically and making several top drawer saves throughout the game. He has certainly saved a few points for Louis van Gaal this season.
His nomination has now been congratulated by his club captain. Wayne Rooney, who has himself won the PFA Player of the Year award in 2010, has Tweeted on the matter through his official Twitter account:
De Gea has certainly got a task on his hand to win the accolade. No goalkeeper has won the award since Peter Shilton in 1978 and De Gea also has plenty of serious competition.
Eden Hazard and Harry Kane appear to be most people's favourites to pick up the award after an excellent run of form this season, with it looking like a two way battle for the prize.
But at least De Gea has the backing of his captain.