Fergie confirms deal for 'outstanding van der Sar replacement' De Gea
Published 22:54 24/05/11 By David McDonnell
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed Manchester United have agreed a deal to sign goalkeeper David De Gea from Atletico Madrid.
United boss Ferguson revealed the signing after Gary Neville's testimonial at Old Trafford.
De Gea, 20, will move to United from Atletico Madrid in an £18million deal which is set to be finalised on Monday.
Fergie, speaking about De Gea, said: "We've been working on it for quite a while. We identified him quite a while back as one we should go for.
"He's a young goalkeeper, very quick, good composure, presence and an outstanding replacement for van der Sar.
"We were looking for the same type of qualities as Edwin, because the one great quality Edwin always had was his composure and organisational ability.
"With David De Gea, he is very similar that way."