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David De Gea : From hero to zero



De Gea

Prior to Edwin Van der Sar’s retirement, there were questions over who would become the goalie’s replacement.

The Red Devils enjoyed great services from the retiring goalkeeper but they couldn’t count on him anymore as he was about to call it quits on his football career.

The then manager Sir Alex Ferguson was very unrest due to the crisis that was about to befall his goalkeeping department.

The Scottish manager was linked with numerous goalkeepers including De Gea, Courtois, Joe Hart and other impressive goaltenders as he intensified his search for a Van Der Sar’s worthy replacement.

De Gea came to Fergie’s rescue

After so many talks and many terminated deals, the Red Devils eventually signed David de Gea from Atletico Madrid in 2010-11 season for a fee which was said to have worth £18.9 million.

There was a sigh of relief from Ferguson as he successfully found a lasting solution to what could have been a massive crisis for his team.

De Gea’s early life at Old Trafford

At first, the young goalkeeper wasn’t given game time as he was made to learn from the retiring Van Der Sar.

The 2010-11 season ended but the youngster couldn’t make his competitive Premier League debut.

In the 2011-12 season, the Spaniard became the club’s first choice goaltender as his predecessor finally retires from the game.

It’s of no use listing all of his wonderful outings with the team, the bottom line is that he’s been an amazing player with the team.

He’s won some laurels with the team and also on a personal level. Some of his awards include three Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, four Save of the Season awards and five Manchester United player of the year award.

De Gea’s fall from grace to grass

It all began during the Russia 2018 after the end of last season.

After enjoying another great and productive season with the Red Devils, many hoped to see the best of De Gea in Spain jersey at the Mundial.

Surprisingly, the goalie fumbled throughout Spain’s participation in the competition.

Indeed, the 28-year-old was rated one of the worst goaltenders in Russia.

2018-19 season De Gea’s worst season at Old Trafford

Many thought things would get better for the Spaniard as the season progresses, however, they seem to have made a very wrong assumption.

De Gea is still in his dwindled form and he’s not showing any sign of improvement at all.

In United’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea at the early part of the season, the Spaniard was at fault for Eden Hazard’s goal from tight angle.

On a normal day, an in-form De Gea will prevent the ball from sailing into the top corner.

Manchester United 2 VS 2 Arsenal

The goalkeeper was at fault once again as he gifted the Gunners their first goal of the net.

Shkodran Mustafi’s wonderful header was misjudged by the goaltender and the ball managed to find its way into the net.

Fans, who had great respect for the player, couldn’t help but slam him for his recent shambolic performances.

De Gea must quickly return to the form he’s known for, else, his place will be taken by hungry and determined Sergio Romero.

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Arsenal to snap up Cech’s replacement

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Nick Pope

It is no longer news that Arsenal legendary goalkeeper Petr Cech will be hanging his boot at the end of the season following his announcement earlier on.

This, therefore, means that the North London outfit will have to find a backup for Bernd Leno ahead of next season as the former Chelsea stopper is set to bid goodbye after 15 seasons career in the Premier League.

The German international became the first choice goalkeeper ahead of Petr Cech weeks after he joined the Emirate Stadium from Bundesliga outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

However, latest reports claim that the North London outfit have identified Burnley goalkeeper Nick Pope as a replacement for the veteran goalkeeper has impressed so far this season.

Much of Nick Pope has not been seen this season as he has been away for shoulder injury with just three appearances so far this season.

Although, the ability of Nick Pope is known as he was a part of the England squad that made it to the World Cup in Russia last year. It speaks of his quality as a goalkeeper.

Meanwhile, some media claims that Columba international David Ospina could be returning from a loan spell at Napoli which makes it unnecessary for Arsenal team to sign a new stopper.

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Incredible transfer news of Arsenal’s Guendouzi causes uproar

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Matteo Guendouzi

It has been reported that French Ligue 1 outfit Paris Saint Germain are already making moves to land Arsenal defender new Arsenal midfielder Matteo Guendouzi in the summer window.

Matteo Guendouzi only joined Arsenal from Ligue 1 outfit Lorient and was expected to begin from the youth team but he shocked everyone to break into the first team and starting the first few games for the Gunners.

There are already signs that Mateo Guendouzi would not last at the Emirate Stadium as he has been able to win the heart of a number of clubs ad PSG is one of them.

However, The Express reports that the Ligue 1 champions want Matteo Guendouzi as a replacement for Adrien Rabiot who is set to leave the club in the summer as his contract with the club expires at the end of the season.

Adrien Rabiot is confirmed to have fallen out with PSG boss which is the reason why he refused to extend his deal at the club.

There is no assurance that the North London outfit will release Matteo Guendouzi to PSG as they view him as part of the club’s future while Adrien Rabiot has been confirmed to be on his way to Spanish La Liga outfit Barcelona.

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Arsenal, United reignite rivalry over £20m-rated striker

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Two English Premier League sides Arsenal and Man United are set to reignite their rivalry over Birmingham City Che Adams ahead of the summer winter transfer window.

Che Adams has been on the radar of both sides after an impressive goalscoring run which helped advertise him to the two sides.

There is no doubt that the North London outfit are keen to land a new striker in the coming summer window as they have failed to get the best out of Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre Emerick Aubameyang as both stars have not been consistent in their delivery of goals at the club.

The Red Devils are also set to keen on more addition to their squad with interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already hinting that the club will be involved in some business in the summer window.

Che Adams has so far scored six goals in their last six consecutive games which is the reason why the club have refused to let go of him after receiving offers from Burnley but they were turned down.

Suggestions are that Che Adams would only be given out for a figure of about £20 million owing to his current form as the club will employ that to also discourage clubs.

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After defeat United to £100m-rated target

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Ruben Neves

It is reported that Man United have now renewed their interest in Wolves star Ruben Neves and will make another move for him in the coming summer window.

Ruben Neves was on the radar of a number of sides including the Red Devils in the last winter transfer window but they decided to withdraw from the race for reasons that were not known to the public.

Wolves had earlier tabled an asking price of about £100 million for Ruben Neves which the Red Devils were not willing to pay but from all indications, there will be an agreement between both sides on the capture of the player with United expected to pay less.

Ruben Neves was significant in returning Wolves to the Premier League and he has been unchanged as he has helped his side to give a stable performance that will ensure they remain at the top flight this season.

However, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is reported to have to have told the club management to make a move for Ruben Neves in the coming summer window so as to help strengthen the team.

Manchester City were known to be monitoring the star player but that has changed with Pep Guardiola already looking another direction.

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United paying attention to midfield in summer window

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Marouane Fellaini

English Premier League outfit Man United are known to be keen on strengthening the defense in the coming summer window bit latest report claims they will also pay attention to their midfield.

Belgium international Marouane Fellaini is set to quit the club while the other option Fred has been having life difficult at the Old Trafford which makes it necessary for the Red Devils to move all out in the coming summer window as they hope to compete next season.

Although, no particular name has been mentioned but it is claimed that there is already an agreement between the club and interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for a midfielder with a number of players already linked.

It would be recalled that former manager Jose Mourinho made the plea to the club to secure more additions in the team but that did not happen until he left. The club’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward seems to have admitted that fact and is making moves already.

The Red Devils management have resolved that the club will return back to its glory days which is the reason why they are reluctant to have the former forward take over the club despite his winning runs as they will be more comfortable with a world class and experienced manager.

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Former Ferguson assistant gives United this strict instruction

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nemanja matic

Manchester United have been told by former assistant manager Rene Meulensteen under legendary boss Alex Ferguson that there is a need to immediately replace Nemanja Matic in the club’s middle.

The Red Devils are currently struggling with quality performance and it has been agreed that former Juventus man Paul Pogba has not had the best because he has not gotten the right player to play with at the club.

Nemanja Matic who joined the Old Trafford from West London outfit Chelsea in 2017 is described as being slow and lacks the mobility to complement Paul Pogba.

Although Nemanja Matic has since rediscovered his form under new interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after a very sole start under former boss Jose Mourinho, he is still believed not to be good enough and be replaced, according to the former assistant manager.

Rene Meulensteen has admitted that Nemanja Matic remains a good player who will definitely have his good fit but noted that his style cannot be accommodated at the Old Trafford because of the kind of people he plays with.

He made it clear that United need a fast player who can dictate the tempo of a game and also maintain a good balance for Paul Pogba to be able to pull an attack.

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Man United up for sale?

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Manchester United

A bid to have Manchester United sold to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been submitted to Glazers.

According to reports, the Red Devils owners have received a whopping £3.8 billion to hand over the club which is believed to be tempting ahead of next season.

The Saudi family who are known to be worth about £850 billion are desperate to take over Man United having made several attempts in the past

According to the Sun, the rumours broke out following the movements of United chiefs in and around Saudi as they have spent much time in the country in the last couple of days than ever.

Although, sources close to the Glazers family who gave an unofficial reaction to the reports claims that the family are not interested in having United sold for any amount.

The bid is however tempting enough knowing that the Glazers family bought the club for £790 million and will earn a profit of about £2.2 billion should they receive the offer from the Saudi family.

It is also claimed that the Saudi family are not bothered if the Red Devils secure a Champions League spot for next season or not as they only interest is to own the club and transform it to their dream.

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Man United target to be Juventus ‘Pogba’

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Tanguy Ndombele

English Premier League outfit Manchester United will no longer have the signature of French Ligue 1 outfit Lyon star Tanguy Ndombele as it is claimed that he might be heading to the Italian Serie A outfit Juventus in the coming summer window.

The hint was given by Lyon manager Bruno Genesio who stated that Tanguy Ndombele could be heading to Juventus to replace Paul Pogba who is currently at the Old Trafford.

The 22-year-old has been impressive so far this season which makes him attract a number of interest from top European sides.

Man United were believed to be strong contenders for the star player with speculations that an offer would be tabled for him in the coming summer window but that will no longer happen with the Lyon manager hinting that Tanguy Ndombele could be on his way to join the Old Lady.

Tanguy Ndombele only joined the French Ligue `1 outfit in 2018 and has so far this season scored 2 goals, a performance that has earned him a call up in the France national team.

Lyon manager is however full of praise for Tanguy Ndombele and he hopes he can be a success at Turin and would make success at the club.

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Just In: Alex Ferguson returns to United dugout

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sir alex ferguson

It has been reported that legendary manager Alex Ferguson will return to Manchester United dugout for the first time since he retired in 2013 for a Charity game to mark the 20th anniversary of the club’s Treble win.

Alex Ferguson is expected to lead a side that consist of United legends to face the Bayern Munich legends that were defeated by the Red Devils in 1999 Champions League.

The game which will take place on May 26, exactly 20 years to the night the Red Devils will be made to raise funds for Manchester United Foundation.

The Legendary manager has expressed delight in having such an opportunity to be at the Old Trafford again as it brings back the good old memories.

He added that he will be catching up with some old and familiar faces which makes it a desirous outing.

Alex Ferguson is no doubt the best manager the Red Devils have ever had and they have not been able to replace the legendary boss with his successors finding it difficult to replicate his success at the club.

The latest is Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho who was shown the way out having leading the team through to one of their worst starts in the club history.

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Why Ramsey Rejected Chelsea For Juventus Revealed

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Welsh football legend Ian Rush has revealed the reason behind the decision taken by Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey who will join Italian Serie A Champions Juventus in the summer.

Ex-Liverpool striker Ian Rush said that he spoke with Ramsey about the Juventus transfer some weeks ago.

In his latest interview monitored by the Birmingham Mail, Ian Rush confirmed that winning trophies played a major role in the Welsh international midfielder’s decision to leave Arsenal for Juventus this summer.

Earlier this week, Italian champions Juventus announced that Aaron Ramsey has signed a pre-contract agreement with them ahead of a free transfer move in the summer.

The 28-year-old rejected several offers from a lot of major European clubs to sign a mega-deal with Juventus.

Chelsea, Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Manchester United were all interested in him before he opted for Juventus.

Aaron Ramsey will leave Arsenal this summer after spending 11 years in North London following his £5m transfer from Welsh side Cardiff City in 2008.

He’s the highest scoring central midfielder in the Gunners’ history with 61 goals.

Aaron Ramsey has won three FA Cup titles at Arsenal and was the player responsible for two match-winning goals against Hull City in 2014 and Chelsea in 2017.

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