Michael Carrick believes David De Gea is on his way to greatness. Manchester United’s goal keeper was facing enormous criticism from Media but his performance against Real Madrid proved many of the doubters wrong. Carrick didn’t held back to praise the 22-year old Spaniard.
“There is no bigger pressure cooker really than this stage of the Champions League and coming to a place like the Bernabeu.
“He was coming back home as well, so there was an extra spotlight on him.
“Some of his saves kept us in the games at times. It just showed what he is all about.”
Carrick added: “It is never nice when people question you but that is natural at a club like Manchester United. You are always getting questioned and criticised. That is just how it is. That is fine. You have to deal with it.
“He is a top keeper and he is only going to get better. To play at this club at such a young age and have so much on your shoulders, says enough on its own.”
The tie is still in the grasp of Madrid and United, with the second leg to be played at Old Trafford.