Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he and his teammates doubted David De Gea’s abilities, when he joined United in 2011.
The Spaniard has gone on to make a name for himself, with his recent display against Sevilla raising the debate of the best goalie in the world.
De Gea did not have a fine start to life at Old Trafford, and Ferdinand has revealed they had no confidence in him.
“We were talking before, when he first came, even as players we were sitting there with doubts really,” Ferdinand told BT Sport .
“A young kid just coming to Manchester United, and we needed to win every year.
“How were we going to do that with a young kid, who was inexperienced and looked like he was lacking confidence?
“But you look where he is today and that’s a sign of someone who has worked hard to get where he needs to get.”