Date: 17th February 2012 at 12:44am
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He’s taken arguably more stick than any other United player in recent memory- unless you count Liverpool fans treatment of Patrice Evra, but David De Gea is enjoying a bit of a mini golden spell at the moment.

Don’t get me wrong its not all sunshine and rainbows but in the past three games, Chelsea, Liverpool and now Ajax, the former Atletico Madrid stopper has produced stunning saves which have come at crucial times. Although tonight’s save from Siem De Jong isn’t quite up there with his effort against Chelsea it’s still an important stop from a young keeper who grabbed his first clean sheet since December.

I’ve always defended De Gea and feel he’s been the victim of a media witch-hunt perpetrated by too many ex-Liverpool and City players quick to label him a flop after only half a season. The youngster is showing his class though, and if his latest performance is anything to go by, he’s beginning to turn the corner and look like the player the world was raving about less than 12 months ago.

De Gea played well tonight, you could even argue he was United’s best player and although there’s still a lot of tough games ahead, with saves like this one, I’m sure he’ll finally silence the critics by the end of the season. Credit where credit’s due. Well done David my old son!

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