David De Gea Closing On 100 Appearances For Manchester United

David De Gea

Manchester United haters will probably not agree with me but I believe David De Gea is currently the best goalkeeper in the world.

Ok, that’s a bit over the top, perhaps :D,

but I’m sure he is already in the top 10 if not top 5. The most terrifying fact is he’s only 23 and he WILL get better and better. He has made 97 appearances for Manchester United and on course to bring up his century against Spurs on December 1st.

The Spaniard hopes to one day reach Alex Stepney’s record of 539 appearances by a United keeper.

I hope to play as many games as I can for Manchester United and, who knows, maybe one day I will reach that number and go even higher. I’m very happy with my form. I feel like this is a particularly good moment in my career right now and I hope to continue. – David De Gea

The admission by David De Gea to stay as long as possible at Old Trafford will definitely delight the Red Devil fans across the world. Since the day of the great Peter Schmeichel, many have come to the club and failed to shine under the great Danes’ shadow.

Only Dutchman, Edwin Van der Sar, is regarded as his worthy successor.

So, when Edwin Van Der Sar decided to hang up his gloves, there was a sense of nervousness among Old Trafford’s faithful that United may have to wait another decade to find the right replacement, especially when initial target, Manuel Nuer chosed Bayern Munich over United.

Enter David De Gea

The then Manchester United’s manager, Sir Alex Ferguson decided to put his faith on young skinny David De Gea and signed him from Atletico Madrid in June 2011. He endured a shaky start as he struggled to get to grips with the physicality of the English game.

But he has since established himself as one of the Premier League’s top goalkeepers and as I said earlier, one of the top goalkeepers in the world.

Well, I hope David De Gea will stay as long as possible at the club and become a legend surpassing even the great Peter Schmeichel.

It would be nice to see him breaking Alex Stepney’s record as well, though that will be a bit premature to discuss at the moment. Currently, David De Gea is here to stay at Old Trafford and makes life a whole lot difficult for other Premier League strikers.

David De Gea Closing On 100 Appearances For Manchester United

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