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!

GIF: David De Gea's save today. 32 min #MUFC  on Twitpic


15 responses to “GIF: David De Gea Produces A World Class Save vs Ajax”

  1. Abdul says:

    he’s one of d bst as @ nw. Al dose crazy fan nd media ar jst jealousin. Bcz dey knw wat he’s capable of doin. Up de gea, up fergie, up utd.

  2. Devil310 says:

    I dont see the point in comparing both our keepers, but to amuse the thick mob that find this as a problem all I can say is De Gea is 21 is he is one of the TOP young keepers, if not the best, at his age.

    Stop being so overly demanding on a kid who’s doing a terrific job considering the circumstances. SAF has found us a star of the future but you lot can’t be satisfied in any way. Go support Madrid. All their fans sound like you!

  3. DDG says:

    he still 21 and half the age of van der sar he have plenty of time to be great and one thing,casillas said that de gea will be his replacement.

  4. DDG says:

    Of course he will make mistakes. But he has the potential and time to become even better than the phenomenal Van der Sar. If United bear with him they could well have the best keeper in the world 10 years from now.

  5. Ian Doran says:

    Against Norwich he was the best player by a mile and he showed he can command his area. If it had’nt been for him Man Utd would have been out of the Europa league as well. In the past 5 games he has saved united. This kid is going to be one of the best.