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Manchester United: Losing David De Gea Shows How Weak The Team Is

by | 16th, May 2015

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Manchester United’s David de Gea continues to dither over a new £200,000-a-week contact (well, so says the Times; the same contract is valued at £140,000-a-week in the Daily Mirror ).

The Daily Telegraph says Manchester United are making moves for De Gea’s replacement, and Chelsea’s Peter Cech is in the frame.

Mark Ogden says Cech is on Louis van Gaal’s “short-list of targets” to replace the Real Madrid-bound Spanish stopper.  The Times says Hugo Lloris, of Tottenham Hotspur, and Samir Handanovic, of Inter Milan, are also on that ‘list’. Arsenal’s Wojciech Szczesny isn’t on it. 

The list is a preditcable one. If right, it suggests United have lost the boldness that saw Sir Alex Ferguson spend £18.3m on replacing the superb Edwin van der Sar with the 20-year-old De Gea, a lazy matchstick who had never played in England before and hardly spoke a word of English.

Those early months at United saw De Gea slaughtered in the Press.


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Ferguson stood by his man:

“It seems to me people are desperate for the boy to fail. That’s the impression I get and I don’t understand it. It’s not his age because they never did that with Cech when he came… There’s a lot that he has had to deal with and he’s showing a lot of composure. He is 20 and coming into a country where he doesn’t know the culture. He doesn’t speak English, he’s been looking for a house and he’s found one now; he’s been learning to drive in England.”

De Gea has come a long way at United. But United have changed. No longer Ferguson’s confident title winners, United are now throwing cash at big names and hoping enough of it sticks.

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