Van der Sar: De Gea is not irreplaceable

Manchester United’s Champions League winning goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has issued an hands down warning to David De Gea that he is not irreplacable if he leaves United this summer.

De Gea is reported to have been subjected to an initial bid of Real Madrid is almost likely to leave this transfer window after rejecting a lucrative new offer from United.

The dutch keeper suggested that “Nobody is irreplaceable, that's always the case” and he is confident that United will be able to find a “Good Successor”.

De Gea has bagged two consecutive Player of the Year awards at United which shows a great sign of improvement from his initial shaky start to United career.Van Der Sar has hailed his development and due to his improvement he is in demand.

The reasons are obvious for De Gea to move there according to van der Sar because “he comes from Spain, he played for Atletico Madrid." while saying "he's in demand", van der Sar says "he came here as a young boy to United and really grew up". He continued that he has now become "a man and has become a top quality goalkeeper."

Van Der Sar has suggested that he doesn't know "who the candidates are to replace him if he's going to leave the club" but "there's been a lot of talk lately” and believes if De Gea wanted to say “he would have signed a new deal”

The Dutchmen who has won four premier league and a champions league in his six year tenure at United defined the criteria of a goalkeeper for Louis van Gaal. He believs van Gaal likes a goalkeeper who has “good reflexes” and “can play with his feet also and just behind the defence

Manchester United signed Victor Valdes on a free transfer in January and Van Der Sar believes the spaniard would be a perfect replacement for De Gea. Van Gaal and Valdes has previously worked together at Barcelona.