World, Meet Goalkeeper. David, Say ‘Hello World. I Am Here to Save You All’
David De Gea, Manchester United’s goalkeeping ingenue, just announced himself on the world stage. He was graceful. He had class. He sowed his standard in front of the stretford end. He was every Arthurian chivalrous hero, the Green Knight of a Newish Old Trafford. Let’s hope he can be Daedalus to Moye’s Icarus.
Atlas did not shrug, he Flew.
His double save may just have been the best save in world football this year. He is only 23 years old - in a sport where keepers peak in their 30’s, he is a decade early to the hunt. He was chosen to the Premier League Team of the Year last year, out of 40 possible BPL keepers.
David de Gea’s Characteristics
Saving close range shots
(Player has no significant weaknesses)
plus, he looks great in a Manchester United jersey.
………..Take a bow, you’ve done well.
Getty Image Manchester United’s Spanish goalkeeper David de Gea (2-R) makes a double save during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Manchester United and Olympiakos at Old Trafford in Manchester on March 18, 2014. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 16: David De Gea of Manchester United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on March 16, 2014 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)