In the past few years, well, to be more specific, since 2006, United have not really spent that much in the transfer windows to invest in players for the squad. We’ve not really needed to, to be fair, but Sir Alex and co. have received much criticism because of that – investment is always necessary to move forward, and of course, the hypocritical quote from David Gill himself: ‘Debt is the road to ruin’ and with no investment, that’s certainly where the club will go. Read the rest of this entry
Remember a few months ago, when Fergie said he’d sign three players? Yeah, well, Jones, Young & completing their transfers and De Gea set to sign in the next few days, that’s three players. I know you’re all going to say that he wasn’t planning on signing Jones, but he had to, but nevertheless. It completes the 3 players.
Generally, we’ve all been crying out for an attacking midfielder and a defensive midfielder but I can’t help that Fergie has already addressed this with the signings of Jones and Young? What if that’s it? Read the rest of this entry
Over the past few months, United have been heavily linked with Atletico Madrid keeper, David De Gea. Those rumours were proved correct when, last month, Sir Alex Ferguson confirmed that we’re interested in signing the Spanish stopper.
Not much is known of De Gea, so we got in contact with Julio Megía – an Atleti fan who runs the Forza Atleti blog. Julio speaks very highly of his club’s keeper, and you can read what he had to say below.
Sir Alex Ferguson has confirmed that United have agreed a deal to sign 20-year-old Spanish ‘keeper, David de Gea. Ever since Edwin van der Sar confirmed his retirement earlier this season, United scouts have been searching the planet in hope of finding a suitable replacement.
It took us 6 years to find a replacement for Peter Schmeichel after he left United in 1999, and that’s something Fergie doesn’t want to go through again. We have been linked with several keepers in recent times, from the youth of De Gea, to the experience of Buffon, and Fergie has decided that de Gea is his man.
“We’ve been working on it 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 van der Sar.
“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.”
The deal is expected to be officially announced in the coming days.
Anders Lindegaard has made his intentions clear, he wants the Manchester United number 1 shirt, and badly. With United being linked with several keepers such as Manuel Neuer, David de Gea and Hugo Lloris, Anders has every reason to feel threatened, and feel that he will just waste away on the subs bench like other keepers in the past, hovering in the shadow of Manchester United’s glory.