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David de Gea 2016-17 Performances

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6.3 Average rating
45 Appearances
16 Clean sheets
2 Yellow cards
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  1. Jul 14, 2016
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    Invictus Poster of the Year 2015 & 2018 Staff

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    Best keeper in the league, without a doubt, and arguably the best club keeper in the world. Have long run out of platitudes to describe his performances on an individual level. But will this be the year when that's married with collective success by the whole team? And how much better can we expect him to get under Lauro, and his former mentor - Emilio Alvarez...
  2. Jul 14, 2016
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    unitedbhoy Full Member

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    Give him the captain's armband. He deserves it. 3 incredible seasons and looks like he is here for the foreseeable future.
  3. Jul 14, 2016
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    Riz Full Member

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    Testament to another season of completely outrageous saves that I'd forgotten that one vs Watford that won save of the season. :lol:

    As if he's won that award 4 years in a row.
  4. Jul 14, 2016
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    First goalkeeper in EPL history to be in the team of the season, 3 years in a row of I'm right?
    Crofton now say is he see his long term future here and the door is closed on Madrid.
    Will go down as a legend, I'm sure of it.
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    Adisa likes to take afvanadva wothowi doubt

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    He is also redefining how one evaluates goal keepers. Nowadays, when other keepers let one in, i go "difficult save but think Dave would have done better".
    Incredible keeper. £18m :lol:
  6. Jul 14, 2016
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    One of our best ever players, let alone goalkeepers.
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    arthurka Full Member

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    Best keeper in the world for me.. Never seizes to amaze..
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Right now, I'd say he's the best keeper in the world. Slightly overrated on these forums though. You'd think he's the best keeper the league has ever seen at times (he could be if he keeps going like this)
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    He's the best I've seen.
  10. Jul 14, 2016
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    worldinmotion66 Full Member

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    He's always seizing on the ball, I like that he rarely punches from crosses unless he has to. Uses his legs a lot too, hope they don't seize up when we're dominating and he has nothing to do next season. :devil:
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    Arguably, he is. I'm still undecided, but I wouldn't scoff at anyone saying he's better than Schmeichel.
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    Trizy Banned

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    For those of you, like me, who forgotten the winning save. Tbf outrageous saves are the norm for our Dave, it's easy to forget one :lol:

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    arthurka Full Member

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    HAHAHA

    I guess he never ceases to amaze some...
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    An Irish Red Banned

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    Schmeichel was better though; which isn't a slight on him at all.
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    I wonder if he's played handball? Because the way he uses his feet reminds me of that. Used to play myself, even in goal, and you go down in similar way he does.
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    InfiniteBoredom Full Member

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    Still think Neuer is marginally better. I think Dave needs to work more on his command of the box.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Dave is streets ahead of anyone these days.
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Don't think he's streets ahead but he's ahead.
  19. Jul 14, 2016
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Best goalkeeper in the world for me and arguably the best goalkeeper we've had at the club. Looking forward to seeing him next season!
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    baanke laal banned

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    Can not believe we managed to hold on to him. Woodie played a blinder there. :lol:
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    worldinmotion66 Full Member

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    Sorry mate I couldn't resist.
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    SirAF Ageist

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    No chance
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    arthurka Full Member

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    No problem.... It was funny as feck..:lol:
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    People seem to grossly over emphasise a keepers ability with the ball at feet these days. Of course it's part of being a modern keeper but ultimately your GK is there to prevent the team conceding, reflexes and shot stopping is far more important. DDG is comfortably the best shot stopper in the world right now.
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    Rooney in Paris Gerrard shirt..Anfield? You'll Never Live it Down Scout

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    A few years ago, I had a dream where I was at Carrington during a Utd training and SAF said to me "That de Gea... he saves goals!" This was after a really long trip for me when I had to cross a sea in a canoe. It was at the time when the media were calling for Dave's head. I like to believe I played my part in him becoming the best keeper in the world.
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    ADJUDICATOR FULL MEMBER

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    I think he meant organising and coordinating his defenders.
    EDIT: Nevermind, I see you're addressing the first point.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    What were his 3 other winning saves?
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    anant Full Member

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    Has been in it for 2 consecutive seasons, wasn't in it in Moyes' season, although he was the best that season as well IMO
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    I can remember when plenty argued Courtois was the better keeper not 3 seasons ago.
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    shamans Hoser

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Command of the box and distribution along with organising your defence are also key aspects. Overall, I believe De Gea is ahead but not "miles" ahead - just ahead of Neuer.
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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    True but I don't think Neuer is exactly leaps and bounds ahead in that department either. DDG is more passive but will naturally make fewer mistakes too, Neuer has a fumble in him under physical pressure.
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    Sad that we've never had a full settled defence in front of him. Silly to see Reina and Hart with 7 Golden Gloves between them and De Gea with none.
  33. Jul 15, 2016
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    Trizy Banned

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    You make it sound like he left while never having a great defense in front of him. We now have Mourinho, huge difference.
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    JackRed New Member

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    Forget the rest. Tell us more about this :lol::eek:
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    Sparky Rhiwabon Full Member

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    I don't want to worry anyone but I had a dream that we sold Dave to Real Madrid for £5.8m.

    During the day it then came out that the nominal fee was agreed as part of a deal that Madrid would give us a free run at Pogba.
  36. Aug 1, 2016
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    Exit --->
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    Fully expected him to be in Madrid by now.

    Huge bonus this. One of the best keepers in the world that seems to improve with every goal keeper coach. I wonder what he will add to his repertoire this year.
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    I don't quite understand what the De Gea has good feet thing is? His distribution is not even close to his shot-stopping skills. In fact, it's quite poor. His long passes always seem to end up outside. Romero however, is quite good at it, but not as good a shot-stopper.
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    Trizy Banned

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    Funnily enough when he first came to United, he's kicking was flawless. It has since regressed.
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