Experienced players often have the ability to spot potential and talent regardless of their time spent in the sport.
And it seems like Juventus star Wojciech Szczęsny has perfected that trait, as his prediction about David De Gea from 2011 turned out to be absolutely spot on.
It’s no secret that the United superstar is considered as the best goalkeeper at present by many of the neutral supporters. With incredible saves and most clean sheets in the Premier League, De Gea has been essential to his side’s bounce back to the top four.
However, when the Spanish international first arrived at Old Trafford, his ability was questioned very often, and critics seemed to enjoy having a go at him.
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A huge portion of United supporters also seemed to be losing faith in their legendary manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s find.
Surprisingly, it was the former Arsenal keeper who came to the former Atletico Madrid man’s defense back then. Szczesny insisted that the Spaniard had the potential to be the best in his position, and expressed his thoughts on Twitter.
See the tweet here:
I don't agree with De Gea criticism. He's potentially one of the best GK in the world but needs time to get his confidence at ManUtd!
— Wojciech Szczesny (@13Szczesny13) December 7, 2011
Since then, the 27-year-old has attained astronomical levels of stardom among the Old Trafford crowd, and is also a transfer target for the biggest clubs on the planet.