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TT Introduces: Man United’s David De Gea

TT Introduces: Man United’s David De Gea

Manchester United supporters have been in fine voice in recent times after seeing their side seal a second successive Premier League victory at the weekend.

Jose Mourinho’s men went into their trip to high-flying Watford on Saturday off the back of beating Burnley 2-0 in their previous league encounter, and thus full of confidence ahead of the meeting with Javi Gracia’s Hornets. And the Red Devils came back from Vicarage Road with all three points thanks to first half goals from Romelu Lukaku and Chris Smalling, as although Andre Gray got one back for the hosts after the break, it wasn’t enough to deny United a third win of the season.

As such, there have been many thrilled United fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been heaping praise on goalkeeper David De Gea, who made a couple of excellent saves to help the Red Devils clinch all three points.

Yet that display from the Spain international, who of course endured a testing World Cup with his country, wasn’t necessarily in keeping with his last few months, yet he certainly remains a hero at Old Trafford with another outstanding performance to add to his ever-increasing collection during his time at the club.

Ultimately, the 27-year-old has been deemed as one of if not the best goalkeeper in world football in the last few seasons, on countless occasions winning points and matches for the North West giants to thus earn their Player of the Season award in four of the last five years.

That itself underlines just how integral he has been to United and how much he has relied upon at Old Trafford in recent times, although his slight dip in form began back at the World Cup during the summer, in which he made an error in their 3-3 draw with Portugal in their opening group game.

In fact, that paved the way for a relatively unconvincing World Cup for De Gea, who made just one save during the tournament, as Spain were knocked out by Russia in the last 16, which left many wondering how the 27-year-old would respond for United after a very testing summer.

Yet he has bounced back admirably to again underline his importance to Mourinho and his United team, making key saves in the victory over Leicester City on the opening day, before denying Troy Deeney and Christian Kabasele with outstanding stops to clinch all three points for the Red Devils at Watford on Saturday – thus, he was very much the hero at Vicarage Road.

In fact, the De Gea on Saturday was the De Gea that United fans have become accustomed to the last few years, and while the World Cup disappointment threatened to find its way into his form at club level, it has so far done anything but.

Thus, while the 27-year-old could well have become zero at Old Trafford this term after a tricky summer, he very much remains the hero at United.

Man United fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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