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De Gea: I Love Hearing The Fans Singing My Name

Following some excellent performances in February, David de Gea has been voted our player of the month on the official site.

“It’s very good to have the support of the fans, so I’m happy to win this award,” De Gea told the official site. “I can hear the supporters during the games so I know they’re singing about me. I’m very grateful for that. I think we’ve been very good in defence as a whole and have been keeping some clean sheets. I think my favourite save from the last month was definitely the one with my left hand against Real Madrid, when I pushed Fabio Coentrao’s shot against a post.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. Andromeda says:

    Keep it up De Gea, prove your doubters wrong.

  2. zigoo says:


    giggsy signs new contract…amazing news

    hope this doesnt mean we wont by new mids in the summer though -_-

  3. zigoo says:

    second..damn u andromeda

  4. zigoo says:

    dont u think there shd be a like button on this blog scott?i think it would be great personally…liking comments which are insightful and of good quality wise…along with liking articles

    just a novice opinion :D

  5. Andromeda says:

    Lol Zigoo, sorry mate May be next time;)
    off topic
    Robin Van Persie is fit to face Norwich, and Jones despite resuming a mile running is still in contention for Tuesday.hope he is available.

  6. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    I wonder what odds you’d get on next season not being Giggsy’s last?

    Well done DDG – firmly established as our number and improving all the time.

  7. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Zigoo – i think you are confusing ROM for deal or no deal.

  8. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Every support helps and this will only aid david de gea. All the talent and potential is there from him, he looks like he’s getting stronger physically as wel which is partly needed to command the box. He’s a work in progress though but hopefully, he will continue to blossom.

  9. markdegea says:

    De gea for me is a class act. Best goal keeper in pl if I am asked.
    Good work scot.
    Hoping to get friends on here. Wait a minute, we are actually family.
    I love u all you reds and I love each each an every one of you that post on ROM. We are the best!!!!
    Manchester United.

  10. markdegea says:

    Pals if you were Fergie would u risk RVP for tomorrow?

  11. Heedowu says:

    In de gea we trust,jst keep it up,we ar surpotin u

  12. RVP's left foot says:

    @markdegea … if i were Sir Fergie, i would know a lot more about the situation than what we do right now ;)

  13. Rd5454 says:

    My team vs virus
    Toni replace jones use his pace and tackle to Ronnie

    Rafa vida Johnny pat
    Carrick Toni
    Young wazza giggs

  14. markdegea says:

    Hahahaha. That’s true

  15. Bobby Charlton's combover says:

    @RVP’s left foot – If you really are RVP’s left foot then you will know more than anyone!

    I’d say he (or you in this case) will come off the bench with about 25 mins to go just to keep him ticking over for Tuesday. I reckon Rooney will start and play 60-70 minutes to get his fitness up and may well be replaced by RVP.

  16. FletchTHEMAN says:

    SAF Presser! Robin has trained this week, he’s available for tomorrow. His hip was very tender but he’s okay now!

    Brilliant news!

  17. lordrt says:

    DDG has talent, but not the physical presence and commanding attitude, which he needs to develop… RvP to start on the bench for the EPL it seems, unless he’s 120% fit to play, else would not risk him and give Chicharito and Rooney the chance to shine together

  18. kanchelskis says:

    Great read here on Giggsy and how we nabbed him from Shitty. (Daily Fail – apologies)–Dennis-Schofield.html

  19. Redninja says:

    Just keep on with your good work we are behind you.

  20. Unitedforeva says:

    DDG is getting to be a top, top Gk for us. Keep out Holt & Pilkington tomorrow and get ready for CR7. If we keep a clean sheet on Tuesday against Real, we’re there.

  21. ididnotzeeit says:

    Bloody right David, that save was HUGE. Could’ve shifted the entire tie conceding that early. Love this chap, the rooster hairdo and pre-teen lamb chops aside. I didn’t realize Stevie Wonder was a stylist ;)

    Team for Norwich

    Rafa Vidic Evans Evra
    Nani Carrick Cleverley Kagawa or Young

    Team for Madrid

    Rafa Rio Vidic Evra
    Carrick Jones
    Tony Rooney Welbeck

    One game at a time, 3 points vs Norwich is an absolute must, put those bitters right behind the 8 ball again. If we keep getting results those bottlers will fold like a deuce/seven off suit.

  22. wayne says:

    samuel yes mate he’s put on about 5 kilos of muscle,the club has him on a training/nutrition program which is a important thing,just wonder why they didn’t start it last year.

  23. WeAreUnited says:

    I don’t believe that RVP will start tomorrow, in the bench yes,

    and if somehow we are in trouble even though being behind doesn’t usually hurt us, RVP will come in, but Rooney and Chicha will handle the game, so that RVP gets his rest


  24. Marq says:

    People banging on about DDG lacking in physical presence, but how many goals have actually been conceded because he couldnt catch a high ball into his area? I don’t remember any actually. Most of the goals I remember us conceding are because our wing backs allowed opposition wingers to run to the byline and put in a low cut backs for midfielders to run in and score.

    Also, it is no surprise to see that we have started to be tighter ever since Vidic is back. So I think the problem was abit of everything, rather than DDG not being good enough.

  25. kanchelskis says:


    This season, off the top of my head, Fulham at home right at the start of the season. And Spurs away for Dempsey’s late equaliser.

  26. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Great news about RvP being fit. He needs a few minutes to get a league goal and keep up in the competition for Golden boot. Laughable that Bale and Suarez are being so actively pipped for POTY by their managers and United arn’t talking about RvP.

    Come ON PEOPLE!

  27. wayne says:

    Marg not necessarily about catching the ball it’s about being strong enough to move bodies out the way to make good contact on the ball.A goalie has to be able to jump upwards and forwards with power otherwise all a team has to do is clog players around him and he becomes ineffective.Spurs is a prime example of being crowded out and not making good contact.

  28. wayne says:

    once DDG becomes better at crosses it’ll also give him the confidence to take charge of his defenders,it’ll also increase the respect and trust given to him by the defenders
    I’ve taken a lot of shit because i’ve been critical of this part of his game but being commanding is a huge part of being a great goalie and having a confident defense

  29. Marq says:


    Well, that goal by Fulham was a bad one true, and the goal by Spurs too. The 2 goals were very very similiar, and both times, our central defender jumped in front of DDG but failed to get anything on the ball. So while it is true that DDG could and should have taken out everyone, but some fault lies with the defenders for failing to make contact with the ball, and the communication between them as I don’t think goalkeeper & defender should be going for the same ball jumping into each other like that.

    I’m not saying DDG is fine, but 2 goals of such nature does not make it a problem as big as some people put it to be, otherwise we would have conceded through so many setpieces, which we havent. Our defensive problems is a collective one, and like I said, the only change between now, where we are defending much better, compared to earlier in the season, is that Vidic is back and playing to his best, and not because DDG put on 5kg of muscle

  30. wayne says:

    Marg DDG still has that problem, the Reading game didn’t come out for 1 cross but for him to become more commanding can’t keep getting pushed around so bulking up is a good thing.It’s also not just about how many goals being conceded it’s about how many crosses DDG has come for and flapped at which has been lots,if he doesn’t make good contact he’s putting pressure on the defense.Have to start looking at the whole picture of what this means and not just the basic of goals conceded.

  31. kanchelskis says:


    I agree that the goals weren’t complete howlers on his part, that others were at fault, and that the problem as a whole isn’t as bad as some delight in making out.

    But a complete and confident keeper – which he will be one day soon – would’ve prevented those two goals being conceded.

  32. kanchelskis says:


    Do you mean the Reading league game? The crazy 3-4?

    Cos you know it was Lindegaard in goal, right?

  33. wayne says:

    kanchelskis no the FA Cup game

  34. kanchelskis says:


    Don’t remember a great many crosses into the box in that game tbh…

  35. wayne says:

    kanchelskis it was a game recently might have been Southampton i mentioned it on the thread at the time,i know the commenters have a tendency to point that out but it was so obvious,he never came for anything.People seem to think i don’t like him but that’s not true,this particular weakness just worries me.

  36. kanchelskis says:


    Yeh, may have been Southampton.

    I agree with you completely though. I support him and think he’s already a very good keeper, and will turn out to be a fantastic one (hopefully with us). But that weakness is still there, maybe not as pronounced as it was, but it’s there and it’s a worry.

  37. roboo7 says:

    David de gea your some bloody keeper keep it up lad. Proved everyone wrong got better stats then that tosser hart. And the people that said he got little experience is a laugh when he won the europa league at 18-19. Good to hear robin is okay and jones could be okay for madrid game and giggsy still going. Think vida and rio should start madrid game

  38. King Eric says:

    Nice one Dave. Yes I commented after Loftus Road that was the first time De Gea’s chest and shoulders looked considerably bigger.

  39. Red4ever says:

    Somebody put him between the gamma rays so that he becomes hulk,,

    anyway if he puts on another 10 kgs he would look great ,,

    he is the best shot stoper in the world if he grows and devolpes his arial pressence I have no doubt he will be the best in the world

  40. Lee Martins Winner says:

    I think DDG is going to be a beast. He will make more mistakes especially in his “weak area of crosses”, but his shot stopping is up there with the best. He does not get enough credit for his distribution of the ball, which is the best in the prem, that 40 yard pass to the right wing is one of his fav.

    Those utd fans who question our younger plays and call for heads etc forget one major point, they are young!. Judge DDG when he is 27 + and enjoy his development. Barring Injury, he will be the best in the world!

    And when the virus or barca come knocking in a few years, (which they will) hope that he stays loyal and we keep him.

  41. evisu says:

    I think it will take some time for De Gea to become a good in the air, its probably one of the hardest things for a keeper. Knowing when to stay on the line or come out. He is the best on the line keeper in the league, his reflexes is amazing but he is weak in the air. Luckly for De Gea our defense has been improving every game this last month so he doesnt need to be more commanding in the air.
    But these days im usally not so worried on corners and freekicks as i used to be, he has become better but got more in him. If you look at the age you wouldnt be worried, the lad is so young and already showing some great goalkeeping. What impress me most is probably his mental stage, I think the first season when he had some problems early on, only made him stronger. If everything were perfect from the start i think a bad spell would make more damage. He got right on it, didnt have a great first perioid of the season but ony got better and better. Got A LOT of shit from the press, wich is normal for a nonenglish player in england but he kept going.
    Im sure he will become a United legend, he got it all.

  42. Marq says:


    Like I said, I’m not saying DDG is perfect, and of course he needs to work on his command of the area. Just that there is a fine line between bulking up and staying agile. The good thing for DDG is that, the perfect example for him was our goalkeeper just before him, VDS.

    In a way, DDG can model himself to VDS because they share similiar attributes. VDS was never a hulk like Schmeichel, but that didnt stop him from being commanding in his area. And he was only able to do that because of the experience he had, playing in the biggest games for some of the biggest clubs. Mind I remind everyone that VDS was no where near being who he was when he was in his early twenties. And even Pete, where was he in his early twenties?

    Give DDG time, he has already made a better impression on the world stage than other legendary keepers to play the game at such age, so we have a potentially world best on our hands, I say back him all the way

  43. red devil says:

    Its just a matter of time that DDG will prove to the world what SAF saw in him and signed him up.
    The doubters and criticisms are unfair esp when we fail to
    Forget the defensive woes. Vidic being back has brought some stability and SAF
    Is rotating the squad while we are competing on three fronts.
    Patience is paying off and the team is starting to gel and work
    As a unit.
    What we seem to forget quite easily is the confidence in DDG that SAF has shown.
    Trust him to come good.

  44. King Eric says:

    MUTV did a show last week called last line of defence. Very insightful on Eric Steele and his coaching of the keepers. You could tell a mile away Dave is the better keeper out of him and Anders. Much sharper, agile, quicker and top, top distribution. I have alot of time for Dave. He could easily have shrunk under the horrible criticism of him but he hasn’t. Nowt phases him. LOVE how he celebrates every goal too, even when on bench. Top lad. Oh for those that won’t pay for MUTV at present it is free on 418!

  45. Todd says:

    I’ve been a big fan of De Gea since he came over and will continue to support him. A few weeks ago I wrote an article detailing some of why I think he’s one for the future.


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