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PICTURE: Dave Saves

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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. bob says:

    De Gea!!

  2. rijah says:

    The picture that says a thousand words…

  3. FletchTHEMAN says:

    De Gea did a fabulous job this year. Going to be a top keeper. Still young and improving.
    Not to shabby already to be fair.

  4. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Kid is still young. Only 15 min for Penarol seniors. But you can see he is a main man for the national U20 side. Probably destined for the reserves but hopefully can push on for a place. Think it is good to get these youngsters early so they can learn the language. Communication essential for defense.

    Good luck to him. Welcome to the greatest club in the world!

  5. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Sorry for the Varela post. Meant for the other thread. Sheesh!

  6. Dan-young says:

    is this an old picture or is this the new old Trafford pitch?

  7. Kings says:

    World’s best within two years.

  8. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Mark Froggatt just posted confirmation that the Robert Lewandowski signing confirmation attributed to was a forgery.

    Mark Froggatt ‏@Mark_Froggatt 6h
    @paddypower As my name is attached to this, I’d lke to point out the relatively obvious forgery. Please check your info in future.

    Lads really do have to much time on their hands.

  9. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Interesting news.

    Rio Ferdinands testimonial will be on Aug 9 at Old Trafford.
    Prem season starts 17th August 2013

    But the club has asked the FA for special dispensation to play the first match of the season away to let the new pitch bed in.

    Bit odd that they don’t move the testimonial?

  10. King Eric says:

    Kings. Spot on mate. I love Dave. Top keeper.

    Kanchelskis. Seen what’s coming out at pictures on 21st of month? Spike Island. Get in.

  11. King Eric says:

    Dan. It will be an old picture as Dave out in Israel with under 21′s. Talking of under 21′s well done Ingerlund you shit bastards. Not that I give a fuck about internationals but surely Pearce must step down. He’s been an embarrassment.

  12. samuel - united WE stand says:

    Fletch – he’s better than the u21, he had his entire trial with the first team, clearly will be moulded to challenge rafael.

  13. samuel - united WE stand says:

    David de gea, on his way to being world class. He has to keep working and improving but 2 seasons in the PL has given him the solid platform to express his quality and hopefully will keep benefiting from that.

  14. scholes18 says:

    DDG by the age of 25 he will be Spain #1 United #1 World #1 gk

    Btw he already is United #1

  15. Rukky says:

    The boy has found his footing

  16. Rukky says:

    The boy has found his footing at OT

  17. Unitedforeva says:

    Top goalie, top player, top character!

  18. dannysoya LOVES USAIN BOLT says:

    Yes, He does. As for the Varela situation. I think he;s another rafael in the making who will be used mostly in the cup games. Looks solid from what I have seen.

  19. Ash says:

    So atlast people are recognizing the importance of De Gea. He will be the bst keeper in coming years. Watched Spain play Germany that day in Under 21. De gea was on different level. The confidence he possess is amazing.

  20. Marq says:

    Schmeichel was famous for his starjump blocks. DDG is already getting his foot blocks recognised =p

  21. The One says:

    I’ve never lost faith in DDG even though some idiots here n the ABU journos were slagging him off n keenly waiting for him to crumble under the pressure. What a character, absolutely love him!!!

  22. WeAreUnited says:


    Spot on mate! How many foot saves he actually has made, amazing

    I rate him as one of the best keepers in the world. Casillas was one at his early stages, why not rate DDG also. In David We Trust!

  23. KICKINGABLUE says:

    My favourite player last year, answered the critics with a superb season….

    Viva De Gea!!!!!

  24. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Wonder if there are any coaches in the ROMosphere?

    Question: Would a player like David De Gea ever be allowed to use his technique if he came through the standard training in England. (rather unusual and even mocked by some pundits 2 years ago)

    The lack of street football in the UK has been blamed for alot over the last few years w Rooney an example of one of the few english natl team lads not capped until 15.

    Take another unorthodox player, Javier Hernandez, almost quit football the year before he signed with United b/c no one understood his game.

    The entire selection of young english players is based on foot speed, not football technique, giving you lads like Wilshire who are fast, but not that talented. Rene Mulenstein has worked very hard to change that at United. No one talks much about the selection of Fergies fledglings. Must have been about skills. Lads like Becks and Nicky Butt were never fast were they.

    Think United should be given credit for looking outside the box to pick their players.
    Even picking rejects, and molding them into stars.

    Not that DeGea rates any negatives, but United are definitely being rewarded for patience with him.

  25. Costas says:

    Simple and to the point.

  26. FletchTHEMAN says:

    Extraordinarily good read over at the BBC about developing U21 talent. Home growns the subject, but academies are really central to the topic.

    Reading between the lines, this type of issue suggests some big lads stood up and were counted in United board room to get Moyes appointed. Not the knee jerk, lets get the biggest and most successful foreign coach on the market. Probably should not underestimate Sir Bobby and Sir Alex in this!

  27. The One says:

    @FletchTHEMAN, Butt’s an excellent case in point. He didn’t usually do a lot of flashy stuff but I’d say he had more skill and technique than most people would care to acknowledge.

  28. Viva United says:

    Manchester united want at least £8million pounds for winger nani. cheeky Turks thought they could get him for £6 million pounds.

  29. TheCANTONA says:

    I really can’t understand if navas is worth 15 mil pounds then how on earth nani is just worth 8 mil pounds?

  30. Bobby Charlton's Combover says:

    @The CANTONA – I’d say it’s to do with only having a year left on his contract.

    If Nani had 3-4 years left his price would be 20m+ euros
    The galling thing is that he cost us 25m euros and he’s a better player now than 6 years ago
    and Galatasary won’t pay more than about 7m euros for him.

    Navas had contract up to summer 2015 with Sevilla and a cluase for 35m euros.

  31. King Eric says:

    ThrOne. Loved Butt mate. As Keano said I’m his book he’s the lad you want alongside you in midfield going into battle. Hard as nails but a top player too. In youth side was like a Robbo with his tenacity, work rate and getting in box to score.

  32. King Eric says:

    *in his book*

  33. The One says:

    King Eric, loved Butty too, preferred him to Beckham anytime. A really tough cookie even though he wasn’t exactly big physically.

  34. vika09 says:

    Kid will turn into junk seeing as Eric Steele is gone. Steele was very key in finding the talent and developing it at United. Hell, Steele even went to the extent of learning Spanish for De Gea.

    Without him around, De Gea isn’t going to have the support and coaching (world-class I remind you) that he still requires.

  35. soccerisfootbal says:

    define how old is old.

    he’s wearing the new goalkeeping kit for next season, but has been in israel for the last two weeks or so for the tournament. i don’t think the new pitch is done yet though so the pic might be a month old.

  36. Mr C says:

    I’m so glad that DDG came through last season to prove his doubters wrong. Top fucking keeper iof the points saving variety.. At some point last season, after a fine performance, I shot off my mouth saying that DDG was the best keeper in the EPL. I thought I might have been a little rash in my enthusiasm for Dave. I wasn’t. He is. Handling the pressure at United isn’t easy, especially for one so young, but DDG’s now come through that.

    @Fletch – Agree with your insightful comment @ June 12, 8.25 with just one minor quibble, regarding Wilshire being fast, but not that talented? Nah, Wilshire’s the real deal, a very good player.

  37. Saad says:

    Missing Manchester United fan. Please spread the word among all those living in England.



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