“I can only remember Sir Alex Ferguson missing two United matches. He missed a Manchester derby in 2000 for his son’s wedding. The other time? To scout the brilliant David de Gea.” – Former Manchester United goalkeeper coach, Eric Steele.
David De Gea’s early days at the club were, to put it mildly, a nightmare as the Spanish goalkeeper struggled to impress.
The then 21-year-old goalie was heavily criticised after he failed to save Shane Long’s mild shot in United’s 2-1 victory at the Hawthorns.
However, Sir Alex Ferguson defended him as he described his error as “a learning process.”
Nine years later, the Madrid-born goalkeeper is now regarded has one of the best mot just in the league but in the world with a truckload of accolades including the Premier League Golden Glove in the 2017/2018 season.
He has 175 clean sheets, 580 goals conceded in 528 games in his club career.
Hearty Cheers David 🎉🎊
🎥 Manchester United