Last Updated: Sat, 26 Jan 2013 11:30
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson has defended David de Gea following recent criticism aimed at the keeper.
A number of pundits criticised the shot-stopper for his mistake which led to Spurs' equaliser last weekend, including former United star Gary Neville.
Ferguson, however, has defended the Spaniard and insists he is satisfied with De Gea's performances to date.
"You have to listen to some idiots in the game," said Ferguson.
"It is better we deal with David de Gea rather than the press. I think we are quite good at that.
"He had a fantastic game and was 30 seconds away from that. I remember talking about how well he played and then 30 seconds from time the ball park changes.
"Outfield players maybe make 20 mistakes in a game. But they (goalkeepers) are in a crucial position.
"It is unfortunate for the lad but he has to deal with it and we will help him."
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