Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson said David de Gea’s outstanding display at Real Madrid confirmed his growing maturity.
The 22-year-old made several top-class saves as United secured a 1-1 first-leg Champions League draw in the Bernabeu.
“David was excellent and produced three or four really top saves,” said Ferguson. “He’s improving all the time.
“I’m pleased for the boy. This is a difficult place to come and we would have taken 1-1 before the game.”
“He is maturing all the time and he has showed that. He has come to Madrid with a lot of pressure on him, being from Atletico, and he has produced the goods.”