Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed De Gea as the best keeper in the world for ten years.
David De Gea is poised to overtake United legend Peter Schmeichel in appearances for Manchester United when they visit Villa Park on Thursday.
The Spaniard joined United in 2011 for £17.8million from Atletico Madrid. His form recently has come under scrutiny due to a number of high-profile mistakes in his recent games.
Peter Schmeichel insisted that De Gea is the right goalkeeper for United over long-term and Solskjaer also believes that he is the world’s best.
“David has had some fantastic seasons here now and next year is his 10th,” Solskjaer said ahead of United’s away Premier League game against Aston Villa on Thursday.
“He has proven [former goalkeeping coach] Eric Steele right, that we believed in him.
“He had a little bit of a tough ride early on, with the physicality of football in England, but, for me, he has been the best goalkeeper in the world over the last nine or 10 years.
“Just to work with him closely, you see he’s still keen to learn, he’s still working hard.
“Richard Hartis coming in with Craig Mawson as the coaches, I think they’ve reignited a little bit of a spark in David and he’s working really hard in training.”