Posts Tagged With 'De Gea'

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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Talking Points: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)

Posted on January 29, 2012  by nameonthetrophy  in Doron, FA Cup, Liverpool, Man United, Match Reports, Nik, Sleepy Nik   13 Comments »
Talking Points: Liverpool 2-1 Manchester United (FA Cup)

Authors: Doron and Nik

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United travelled west to Liverpool for a 4th round FA Cup game at rivals Liverpool. With injuries yet again hitting the side hard, they lined up in a 4-5-1 without key creative players Rooney or Nani. Rafael returned at right back whilst Carrick was joined in the middle by the oldies, Giggs and Scholes. Welbeck was asked to lead the line and at the back, De Gea was brought in at a ground he did well at last time out. Liverpool matched United’s formation with Carroll leading their attack and Carragher sitting in front of the back four.

Below, we discuss the talking points and invite Liverpool fans as well as United fans to join in the discussion.

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Why Two May Go Into One Goal This Season

Posted on July 22, 2011  by Bricki  in Bricki, Goalkeepers, Man United, Players, Pre Season, Premier League   10 Comments »
Why Two May Go Into One Goal This Season


AUTHOR: – Bricki
It’s a brave new era at Old Trafford this season, the loss of Van Der Sar as established number one has left as big a gap as when Roy Keane or Cristiano Ronaldo moved on.

The big money signing of David De Gea would suggest that he is the future for Manchester United between the sticks but this season could see a genuine battle for the starting spot at No. 1.

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