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.
Luke Modric is one. I’ve seen very few players who are so elegant to watch. He has the complete package for a central midfielder. He has the vision, touch and spacial awareness to play at the highest level.
For me, he would be a perfect fit into the Manchester United midfield.
I’m often asked: Sneijder or Modric? It’s a difficult one, two fantastic players who are capable of producing moments of sheer brilliance but for United, there’s only one option. Modric. Read the rest of this entry
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Replacing Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to be a tough ask. After all, this is a man who scored 118 goals in 196 appearances, terrified defenders with sheer pace and magical skill and could arguably be described as the best player ever to play under Sir Alex Ferguson before leaving in June 2009.
So a tough act to follow. It was nineteen days later when United signed a ‘replacement’ in the shape of Antonio Valencia, who came from Wigan for £16million. It’s fair to say the fans, and myself, weren’t exactly relishing the prospect of replacing a Ballon D’Or winner with a player from the bottom half of the league for less than a quarter of the price.
United love to keep our stress levels up don’t they? Frustrating us for 80+ minutes with poor decision-making and crap corners, then popping up with a late goal as if to say “ha, got’cha! Just teasing!”. Beautiful bastards.
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Edwin van der Sar, Antonio Valencia, Michael Carrick and Wayne Rooney stand out in United’s first Stamford Bridge win since 2002. Read the rest of this entry