Posts Tagged With 'De Gea'

Pedro reportedly questions transfer to Manchester United

Posted on August 15, 2015  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Transfer Speculation, Transfer Targets   No Comments »
Pedro reportedly questions transfer to Manchester United
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Reports suggest that Pedro is questions whether to move to Manchester United or not

Barcelona winger Pedro is reportedly questioning whether a move to Manchester United would be the right for him following the breakdown in communication with both Victor Valdes and David De Gea between Louis van Gaal. Valdes was a teammate of Pedro when at Barcelona, whilst De Gea is a teammate for the Spanish national team. The ex-Barcelona keeper, who went to Old Trafford last winter on a free transfer, fell out with the manager over playing in a reserve match – whilst United’s player of the season last term, was reported to have declined to play for the club following his apparent desire to join Real Madrid.

Will the potential transfer of Pedro hit a snag due to Louis van Gaal’s treatment of Valdes and De Gea?

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Manchester United should keep David De Gea for another season

Posted on July 19, 2015  by Stretford-end  in Man United, Man United News, Players, Premier League, Transfer Speculation   1 Comment »
Manchester United should keep David De Gea for another season
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David De Gea is available on a free transfer next season with United standing firm at present

Jean-Marc Bosman. Who’d have thought in the build up to December 15th 1995 at the European Court of Justice that the freedom of movement for players would change forever – with footballers now having the ability to run down their contract and leave for nothing at the end of their agreement. Edgar Davids and Steve Mcmanaman were two of the early adopters as they left Ajax and Liverpool for AC Milan and Real Madrid, respectively, for absolutely nothing. The clubs that had nurtured their talents since they were kids would not receive a penny for their efforts.

Manchester United are now, and have been for some time, in a dilemma over David De Gea. Should United let David De Gea go for a cut down fee based upon the duration of his current deal OR should United stick two fingers up at Real Madrid and keep De Gea for one more season? Surely, if United are to challenge for honours next season, it has to be the latter.

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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
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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
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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
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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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