After months of speculation after Edwin Van Der Sar announced his retirement, David De Gea is the man who has been chosen to replace the flying Dutchman. At only 20 years of age (only half of the age of VDS) and with only two full seasons behind his back for Athletico Madrid, some say it’s a major risk. We may have to patient with De Gea.
Theres no doubting he is very talented, and if given the chance I have a strong feeling he’ll be a fantastic keeper for United in the future. He may make a mistake here and there due to lack of experience, but that is expected and should be aloud as the young man gets settled in to a new life in Manchester. Us United fans have lived a charm life with the ever reliable Van Der Sar, the veteran only made one notable mistake last season (that fumble against West Brom), and in all honesty you can count on one hand the mistake he made in his 6 years at Old Trafford.
It took several years to replace Peter Schmeichel, let’s hope this transition of keeper is a much more smooth process!
Welcome David De Gea!