The 20 best young players in the Champions League
1. David de Gea - Manchester United
Despite a decidedly shaky start to his Manchester United career, the young Spaniard has grown in stature putting in some fine displays for the Red Devils. Having managed 12 shut-outs last season, the 21-year-old had to be at his brilliant best to ensure United would keep a clean sheet in their opening Champions League tie against Galatasaray, producing a flurry of fine saves to prevent the Turks from scoring. An excellent shot-stopper with reflexes to match, De Gea has the potential to emulate past United goalkeeping greats.