SAF is confident that he has chosen the right replacement for Van Der Sar in form of De Gea.
The replacement for VDS impressed in his first real test against Barcelona in Washington DC.
The only worry for Manchester United is his slender frame which could make it difficult for him
to adapt to maybe the most physical football league.
De Gea also faces a competition for getting the no.1 spot at Man Utd. from Anders Lindegaard
who stated that he has no intention of 'picking his nose' at the Red Devils.
SAF has had a bad experience in replacing Peter Schmeichel as the keepers he brought to replace
him failed until he got Van Der Sar.
Likewise, he also missed out on signing Peter Cech when he was 20, as he thought he was too
young then to be no.1 at Manchester United. Because of this he thought he couldn't afford missing
out on De Gea.
'Replacing Edwin van der Sar is very difficult,' said Ferguson. 'He was a great goalkeeper.
'But the benefit we have with De Gea is that he is only 20. The qualities that stood out for us are
his great composure and use of the ball.
'He is quick and agile, which is something we banked on.
'When we assessed him I thought he was the right goalkeeper to take.'