Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed the Premier League champions are close to signing Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea, according to fifa.com. Speaking after Gary Neville’s testimonial match, Ferguson said: “We’ve been working on it [De Gea transfer] 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 [Edwin] van der Sar. We’ve been working on it [De Gea transfer] for quite a while. We identified him quite a while back as one we should go for.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,” said Sir Alex Ferguson.