It has been reported that Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel is delighted with the progress of David de Gea.
The Spanish international was excellent for United in their 1-1 draw with Chelsea on Sunday.
Speaking to the BBC, Schmeichel said: “On Sunday, De Gea played exceptionally well and was trying to bring some sort of stability to their defence with the way he controlled his six-yard box and came for crosses.
“But, whoever is in Van Gaal’s defence, he does not seem to have enough commanding players who can stand on their own two feet.
“He needs a centre-half who can take the team by the scruff of the neck and say ‘this is what we need to do’. That player is not in their squad yet.
“In my time at United, we always had defenders who were leaders and who took responsibility. For various reasons, that is not the case at the moment.
Schmeichel added: “He has made some stunning saves against Sunderland and Everton, as well as against Chelsea to deny Hazard moments before Didier Drogba put them ahead.”