Posts Tagged With 'De Gea'

Everton vs. Manchester United view from the oppo

Posted on April 26, 2015  by Stretford-end  in Everton, Man United, Premier League   No Comments »
Everton vs. Manchester United view from the oppo
Marouane Fellaini joined Manchester United from Everton for £27.5m in September 2013
Marouane Fellaini returns to Goodison park to face his old side Everton

What a difference a year makes. It was the 20th April 2014 and Everton quashed any slight glimmer of hope Manchester United fans had of a Champions League place, which ultimately sealed the fate of David Moyes. The home side easily brushed aside the visitors with an emphatically confident display, the polar opposition of the limp threat posed by United. Two days later Moyes was gone and United were looking for a successor a mere ten months following the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson.

Fast forward twelve months and United look in a much better state with Dutchman Louis van Gaal at the helm. The past six weeks has seen a return to the United of old, with van Gaal’s men picking up nine points against Champions League qualification chasing opponents, in Tottenham, Liverpool and Manchester City. United will hoping for a better result than the 2-0 defeat that ultimately ended Moyes’ regin at the club that he left.

The visitor are with out instrumental Michael Carrick, who has been in great form but missed the recent trip to Chelsea after starring in the 4-2 victory over Manchester City. Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo are also out for United. Louis van Gaal will be hoping David De Gea, who starred in the 2-1 victory over Everton in October, agrees to a contract extension and spurns any advances from Real Madrid. Its vital that going forward, United send out a message to retain the services of arguably the best goalkeeper in Europe.

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David De Gea is pivotal for Manchester United going forward

Posted on February 01, 2015  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   2 Comments »
David De Gea is pivotal for Manchester United going forward
De Gea
David De Gea has risen to become Manchester United’s most important player

David De Gea has risen from a promising youngster to one of the best goalkeepers in the world game. Long gone are suggestions that the Premier League is “too physical” for the Spaniard or that he “flaps at crosses” following a string of wonderful displays that have won Manchester United a vast amount of points in what is a Champions League spot chasing season.

This is of course a far cry from nervous looking displays when De Gea left Atletico Madrid for the then English champions in the summer of 2011. United’s number one, who was replacing the legendary Edwin van der Sar – who bowed out in the European Cup final defeat at the hands of Barcelona at Wembley, had a torrid time at the Hawthorns on his Premier League debut – with many, quite moronically, writing him off at such a premature stage.

Since then he has become such an important player for United, so what message would it send out if indeed he were to be sold in the summer to Real Madrid? Louis van Gaal must do everything in his power to ensure his prized asset remains a United player for the foreseeable future.

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David de Gea has reached new heights this season

Posted on April 11, 2014  by nameonthetrophy  in Man United, Players, Premier League   1 Comment »
David de Gea has reached new heights this season
David de Gea
David De Gea has been a revelation at Manchester United in what has been a difficult season.

Guest Author: Doron Salomon

It came as no surprise that the initial response to United announcing that fans could vote for their player of the year was hashtags (#VoteDave) and campaigns supporting David de Gea. In what’s been a remarkably poor season for the club, he is a rare beacon of light and one of the few players to have improved. For the second season running he should be recognised as the best goalkeeper in the league.

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De Gea secured the title at Fulham

Posted on April 23, 2013  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Man United   10 Comments »
De Gea secured the title at Fulham

David de Gea and Andy Carroll

Author: Doron

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As a season finishes, whilst Alex Ferguson is already looking ahead, planning and scheming for the next season, everyone else seems to obsess with what’s just happened. Players and moments are dissected, discussed and argued over to no end point. In an unprecedented move, I’m going to combine the two and explain just why David de Gea is the league’s best goalkeeper and point to the moment few realised that was the case.

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Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United: youngsters show fight and maturity

Posted on February 14, 2013  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Reports   3 Comments »
Real Madrid 1-1 Manchester United: youngsters show fight and maturity
Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo takes on Wayne Rooney as Manchester United draw 1-1 with Real Madrid

It was billed by Jose Mourinho as the game the “world was waiting for”, and it didn’t disappoint. Manchester United drew 1-1 with Real Madrid in the Bernanbeu after Danny Welbeck put the visitors in the lead with a headed goal from a Wayne Rooney corner. Madrid hit back ten minutes later after a superb headed leap from Cristiano Ronaldo, who glanced the ball past the helpless David De Gea. Both sides hit the woodwork, but Sir Alex Ferguson will be delighted with the performances of his youngsters, David De Gea, Danny Welbeck and Phil Jones – who demonstrated exceptional maturity and quality on such a stage. Here we discuss the talking points of a truly brilliant football match.

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Manchester United vs. CFR Cluj match preview & lineup

Posted on December 05, 2012  by Stretford-end  in Champions League, Man United, Match Previews, Quotes   6 Comments »
Manchester United vs. CFR Cluj match preview & lineup
Robin van Persie celebrates with Wayne Rooney following a goal against CFR Cluj
Robin van Persie celebrates with Wayne Rooney after scoring two goals against Cluj

Author: Stretford_End

Manchester United welcome Romanian Champions CFR Cluj to Old Trafford for the first time as group H reaches it climax. United are already through to the last sixteen having secured qualification in week four away at Braga. Cluj may well be struggling in their domestic campaign but have it all to play for in the Champions League. The Stretty Rant was lucky enough to interview a Romanian journalist discussing the chances of Cluj this season and he believes their best opportunity is in this game against United. Here we discuss the opposition, a potential United lineup and injury news.

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Everton 1-0 Manchester United: large afro bullies depleted defence

Posted on August 20, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Everton, Man United, Match Reports, Premier League   25 Comments »
Everton 1-0 Manchester United: large afro bullies depleted defence

Author: Doron

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United travelled the short distance to Merseyside to take on Everton in the final game of the opening round of Premier League fixtures. Shinji Kagawa made his debut but Van Persie was only deemed fit enough for the bench. United had to start with Carrick in defence as Rio Ferdinand became the fourth centre back to miss out through injury. Everton, in front of their home fans played Fellaini up high as the supporting act for Jelavic.

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Big Dave and Mr Consistent give Fergie a nice kind of problem

Posted on August 09, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, Goalkeepers, Man United, Players   2 Comments »
Big Dave and Mr Consistent give Fergie a nice kind of problem

Author: Doron

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At a time when the club seems to be shrouded in doom (IPO, owners, failed attempts at signings), last night’s entertaining but goalless draw against Barcelona provided a stark reminder that Fergie will have one hell of a problem next year: his goalkeeper.

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Things: roaming Rooney, Conca’s successor and Sagna helps Walcott

Posted on March 14, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Arsenal, Doron, El Rob, Nik, Players, Sleepy Nik, Things, Wigan Athletic   4 Comments »
Things: roaming Rooney, Conca's successor and Sagna helps Walcott

Authors: Doron, Nik and Rob

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Here’s installment number five of the “Things” column. Musings this week are brought to you as ever by Nik, Doron and Rob along with Anam from the excellent Arsenal Column who’s written about on Rooney. Boomshakalaka!

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Talking Points: Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United

Posted on February 06, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Citeh, Doron, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Premier League, Sleepy Nik   14 Comments »
Talking Points: Chelsea 3-3 Manchester United

Authors: Doron and Nik

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Manchester United were down in London to try and match City’s win over Fulham and go level on points again with their neighbours at the top of the table. De Gea returned in goal whilst Rooney and Young came back from injuries to start. Chelsea were forced to give Gary Cahill a debut at the back as they suffered from a few injuries. Having been 3-0 down after 50 minutes, United fought back to draw 3-3 but can maybe feel aggrieved to have not taken maximum points.

Here we discuss the talking points of the game and invite Chelsea fans to join in the discussion below.

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