Evra: David must go up a Gea

The 20-year-old Spaniard agreed a five-year contract earlier this

week to fill the void left by the veteran Dutchman, who retired at

the end of last season. Evra is confident the ex-Atletico Madrid

star, who won the European Championships with Spain Under-21s last

weekend, fits the bill as a worthy successor. “David is a good

goalkeeper. We don’t know him yet but we’ll give him a nice

welcome,” the Frenchman told MUTV. “It’s never easy to replace a

big goalkeeper like Van der Sar and I’m a little bit sad that Edwin

has retired but De Gea is the future now. “He has to work hard

because it’s not easy to do the job Edwin did but he’ll be given

every opportunity. “We wish him all the best because he has come to

the biggest club in the world, and it’s important for him to give

100% every day.”