David de Gea
De Gea's performances for United are getting more consistent. Reuters

David de Gea has received more praise for his recent performances for Manchester United, with Jonny Evans joining the likes of Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs in lauding the youngster's talents this season.

De Gea has suffered from tough criticism of his mistakes, and Edwin van der Saar himself said that the Spain international needed to learn to deal with the increased pressure of joining one of the world's top clubs.

And while United are currently within just two points of cross town rivals Manchester City in the Premier League table, Evans believes that De Gea's improvement over the season has taken the English giants to within touching distance of the title.

"From day one, David's shot stopping has been unbelievable," Evans said, according to United's official website.

"He pulls off saves that you can't believe. He just needs a bit of confidence and he seems to be getting that.

"David's presence is building and it is all coming together for him. The language barrier is being broken down and he is coming out of his shell a bit.

"He is a really good lad. He is starting to make a few jokes. He is not afraid to get involved with the lads and have a chat, which is good. That is settling him down."

Giggs and Scholes, two of United's most successful players in the history of the club, also had praise for the keeper this week, saying that he has shown time and time again that he has what it takes to step into van der Saar's shoes.

"David has been in good form over the last four or five weeks and credit to him," told the Manchester Evening News. "He is a young keeper and is constantly improving.

"He works hard on the training pitch and so he deserves everything he gets. He is great to have around the place. I was really pleased for him at Norwich. That performance doesn't surprise me because he is a talent.

Scholes added: "David de Gea was great at Norwich. He has made some really great saves.

"He came out and took some good crosses and held onto everything as well. When you have a keeper playing like that it gives the back four and all the team a lot of confidence."