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David De Gea Quintana | Goalkeeper | #1

Team: Manchester United
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 157

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David de Gea will start in this weekends FA Cup final because Sergio Romero is not fully match fit following his recent knee injury.
Jose Mourinho confirmed during Fridays press conference: "De Gea plays, because [Romero] was injured for a long, long time. He was injured for two and something months," he said, before adding: "It’s not about trust, it’s not about confidence in him." And despite the rumour mill going into overdrive, there is no reason to doubt his reasoning behind the decision. In 2016/17, Mourinho backed his Number Two throughout United’s Europa League campaign, he started every game, including the final, which was arguably a much bigger fixture and ultimately meant qualification to the Champions League competition. Elsewhere, Anthony Martial has been cleared after recovering from a minor knee injury but a decision on Romelu Lukaku, who missed the last three games of the season will be a late call. "I don't want to lie to you and say he doesn't play and then he plays, so we have to wait." May 19 - 5:38 AM


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Neither Manchester United or West Ham got out of first gear as the sides played out a 0-0 draw in London on Thursday evening.

In the first half, United had the best chances but Adrian was equal to them. Alexis Sanchez was largely ineffective in a Number 9 role but he still forced Adrian into a good save whilst Luke Shaw hit the post with a driven effort. The second-half continued in end of season spirit, with no decisive contributions from either team. The most controversial event of the half came late on when Pogba appeared to kick-out at Mark Noble, enraging the Irons captain. Both players were cautioned but came together at the final whistle like old friends, again demonstrating the friendly nature of the game. The point confirms that Man United will finish in second, their best position since Sir Alex departed. West Ham hover at the bottom, with questions about the long-term future of David Moyes still swirling and lots of scope for improvement next term.
Source: BBC Sport
May 10 - 4:48 PM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has responded absolutely to questions about the future of star man David de Gea at the club.

DDG is approaching the final year of his contract next season, which United have the right to extend by an extra 12 months to 2020. Local outlet the Manchester Evening News report that United are actually in the process of drawing up a new contract for the Spaniard. Questions about de Gea's future have emerged recently as it has become increasingly apparent that long-term admirers Real Madrid may enter the market in the summer to replace Keylor Navas, who has been culpable for goals on a number of occasions this season. However, Mourinho ruled out de Gea's departure, saying there is "no chance" of a move.
Apr 27 - 10:46 AM

Manchester United left Seville with a 0-0 draw after their first Champions League knock-out game in four years.

However, were it not for the heroics of goalkeeper David de Gea, the scoreline could have been very different. The Spaniard was called upon a number of times, particularly in the first half, to keep his side in the game. He was equal to efforts from former Stoke midfielder Stephen N'Zonzi and Joaquin Correa before his most startling contribution. That was a point-blank save from a Luis Muriel header from 6.6 yards which he stopped with one hand just 0.18 seconds after it left the attacker's head. United had a single shot on target and never looked like they had aspirations of scoring an away goal, though Lukaku and Rashford could have done better with the best chances which fell to them.
Source: BBC Sport
Feb 22 - 7:16 AM

Manchester United played a tight game with Liverpool and seemed pleased with a goaless draw as David de Gea once again put on an impressive performance.

It looked pretty clear from the onset that the Red Devils were aiming to contain the Liverpool attack in order to get a result and they got the job done as Chris Smalling and Mateo Darmian got nods in Jose Mourinho's back line. de Gea was the star though, making a fantastic reflex save in the 35th minute to keep the Reds out. On the front foot, opportunities were rare. Romelu Lukaky struck a cannon on target just before halftime but his shot was stopped. The second half offered even less attacking threat but United managed to see out the game and earn a point.
Source: NBC Sports
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 09:29:00 AM

Manchester United manager José Mourinho has confirmed that number one goalkeeper David de Gea will start in the Champions League versus Basel this week.

The news comes as a bit surprise to fans given that Sergio Romero was United's main man between the sticks in Europe last term. Romero even started for The Red Devils in their Europa League Final win against Ajax. Mourinho had previously stated in pre-season that he was unlikely to rotate 'keepers as much as 2016/17 in pre-season with United back at the top table, the Champions League. Romero is likely to get his first competitive start of this season against Burton Albion in the Carabao Cup next week. Mourinho also confirmed previously that Victor Lindelof and Chris Smalling would start in the centre of defence as United's starting PL pair Eric Bailly and Phil Jones are suspended for the early European matches. Marouane Fellaini is a doubt due to an injury but Mourinho assured the media that the Belgian would feature if fit.
Mon, Sep 11, 2017 12:08:00 PM

Manchester United expect Real Madrid to attempt to sign goalkeeper David De Gea this summer.

United have been more strong than ever before with their stance that the Spaniard will not be sold for any price. However, Real will proceed in spite of this. Two seasons ago during Louis Van Gaal's premiership, De Gea was a fax delay away from signing for Real. The goalkeeper was reportedly enraged with the Madrid side at the time. He pledged his future to United soon after by signing a new contract which still has two years left to run. Mourinho has no intention of relinquishing his grasp on the player, while "Dave" himself has not showed any desire to move, unlike in 2015. Thus, United feel much more secure than they did two seasons ago.
Source: The Guardian
Fri, Jul 14, 2017 10:54:00 PM

Manchester United plan to batten down the hatches to fend off Real Madrid's interest in David De Gea... again.

In 2015, Real agreed a £29 million deal to bring the shotstopper back to his homeland. On that occasion in 2015, the move fell through when Madrid did not send on the necessary paperwork in time before the transfer deadline expired. United are much more confident they can retain his services this time. The club have noted the emergence of stories in the Spanish press recently, a classic hallmark that Madrid are laying the foundations to complete a tough negotiation, but are much more assured than they were in 2015. That's because DDG himself has not expressed any interest in leaving Manchester and furthermore, he is not entering into the final 12 months of his contract as he was in 2015. His current agreement runs until June 2019 with an option to extend it to June 2020.
Source: BBC Sport
Tue, May 30, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea is set to be rested for the remainder of the season, according to Jose Mourinho.

With nothing left to play for in the Premier League this season, Mourinho opted to start Sergio Romero against Southampton on Wednesday and said he plans to hand 20-year-old keeper Joel Pereira his Premier League debut when the club faces Crystal Palace on Sunday. And with Romero set to start against Celta Vigo in the Europa League final, De Gea could have played his last match at the club with Real Madrid lurking in the transfer window. Said Mourinho: "I hope to play Joel against Crystal Palace. I hope to play Sergio in the final. Hopefully we don't have problems with these two keepers. But David is top in the world and obviously we want to keep the top in the world."
Source: Sky Sports
Thu, May 18, 2017 05:28:00 PM

Manchester United cruised past Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on Sunday despite the Red Devils missing several first-team players.

Wayne Rooney [ankle] and Ashley Young [knock] failed fitness tests to join long-term absentees Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata in the United treatment room. However, it was the omission of David de Gea from the match day squad which came as the biggest surprise while Antonio Valencia missed out for the second game running. Following the 3-0 win, Mourinho confirmed his previously ever-present goalkeeper "has a problem with his hip" although he is expected to return to face Chelsea in game week 33. The United boss went onto to add: "We had lots of players that were not here today and the most important thing after the three points was to have no more injuries. Only Valencia is the one I really expect to recover and play the next match [vs Anderlecht in the Europa League on Thursday]."
Source: BBC Sport
Sun, Apr 9, 2017 01:29:00 PM

According to reports in various media outlets, Manchester United are ready to break transfer records to secure the signings of Antoine Griezmann and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

The bid United are expected to table for Griezmann will exceed the world record sum they paid for Paul Pogba last summer and come in at £85 million. With regards to the young Italian goalkeeper, United are interested in the AC Milan man as David De Gea's future at the club remains shrouded in uncertainty. Some reports in Spain claim that a £66 million deal has been agreed to whisk De Gea back to his homeland, and United are ready to replace him with Donnarumma whose price may reach €50 million according to the Mirror. The 18 year old is represented by Mino Raiola, who also has Ibrahimovic and Pogba on his books. It is understood that Milan are willing to part with their 'keeper as they are not prepared to Raiola's demands of a huge new contract for his client.
Mon, Apr 3, 2017 08:30:00 AM

Manchester United are out of the FA Cup after a 1-0 defeat to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge at the quarter-final stage.

United started the game man-marking their opponents, with a formation which appeared to have six defenders at times. United's game plan centred upon limiting Eden Hazard, who nevertheless flourished at number 10. They were physical and this ultimately led to their downfall, but Ander Herrera will feel aggrieved that he received his second caution of the first half for such a meek challenge. Once Herrera was gone, United focused on resisting the Blues' attack, and only Kanté's well taken low-drive from distance beat the mercurial David De Gea. Mourinho had hinted before the game that United's priority lies in the Europa League and PL, indicating that his true season aim is to qualify for the Champions League.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Mar 13, 2017 08:15:00 PM

Manchester United produced another characteristically Mourinho performance at Anfield in Monday's 0-0 borefest.

Mourinho's claims that United controlled the game were only another example of the Portuguese manager's ability to present a distorted reality. The Reds dominated their develish neighbours, holding 65% of the possession. Indeed were it not for the defensive intervention of Antonio Valencia, Firmino would almost certainly have scored. The game's highlight was the powerful left hand of De Gea palming away a fierce Coutinho long shot. United had one shot on target, and it was nothing special. The only other opportunity of note they mustered was a golden one. Pogba broke away from Henderson and lobbed in for Ibra, his header was uncharacteristically poor and never threatened the nervy Karius. Smalling and Bailly nullified Sturridge effectively.
Source: The Guardian
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 10:56:00 AM

David De Gea saved well from shots by Emre Can and Philippe Coutinho in the second half as Liverpool and Manchester United played to a draw at Anfield.

The Spanish number one has been slightly off his excellent pace so far this season but he was certainly more than up to the task for Jose Mourinho's first visit to Anfield as manager of Manchester United. After losing to City in their first big test under their new manager, United certainly came out blazing with intensity. They lost the battles for possession and shots on target but they kept their opposition out as well and earned a strong point from their hated rivals.
Source: espnfc.com
Mon, Oct 17, 2016 05:02:00 PM

Spain's tournament ends more quickly than most would have imagined, getting knocked out in the round of 16 by a magnificent Italian side with a 2-0 loss.

This was a really tough draw for the first round of the knockout stage as two of the historically best tournament teams went up against each other and one had to go home. It was deservedly Spain that did, as Italy outplayed them thoroughly. David De Gea came up with two huge saves in the first 11 minutes but a save from a free kick was not cleared away and Italy pounces on the loose ball to take the lead. De Gea may have been at fault for the goal, but he also single-handedly kept Spain in it with a couple more top-drawer stops. In the end, the Spanish attack could not break down Italy, with just an occasional flash of hope for Andres Iniesta, while PL players like David Silva and Cesc Fabregas offered very little. Gerard Pique had a chance to level the score on 89 minutes but his shot from 8 yards was stopped by veteran Gianluigi Buffon. Italy then added a second goal moments later to put the game to bed.
Source: The Guardian
Mon, Jun 27, 2016 02:09:00 PM