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David de Gea 2017-18 Performances

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6.8 Average rating
32 Appearances
18 Clean sheets
  1. Threadmark: Burnley 0:1 Man Utd
    Jan 20, 2018

    JinnerJamie Small ginger

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    14th clean sheet in the league, 2 more clean sheets to set a new personal league record.
  2. Jan 20, 2018

    arnoldS New Member

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    Happy for him as he got a cleen sheet again but besides that his performance today was not really good. so many missed kicks and why doesn't he come off the line more at corners? He always stands on his line and hardly ever moves.
  3. Jan 20, 2018

    Kag Full Member Scout

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    His kicking isn't half shite, at times.

    It feels like he scuffs a low one to an opposition player almost every week. Love him, mind you, but still.
  4. Jan 20, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    It's weird as when he first joined he played sweeper keeper in the true Spanish style but somewhere along the line he was told not too. Now his kicking isn't that great.
  5. Jan 20, 2018

    marlowe78 Full Member

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    Is he being told to do this? It sounds ridiculous but he seems to clear every ball to an opposing player, even when there's no immediate pressure.
  6. Jan 20, 2018

    Adisa Full Member

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    Kicking has gone to pot.
  7. Jan 20, 2018

    el3mel Full Member

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    When did his distribution become that bad ? I hardly remember him having any trouble with it previously but the last games he's kicking the ball so bad.
  8. Jan 20, 2018

    jackofalltrades Full Member

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    Seems to me that his distribtion has been deteriorating slowly but surely over the seaons.

    Another thing is how often we play out of defence and play ourselves into trouble as we did in about the 4th minute today. Looks like a disaster waiting to happen.
  9. Jan 20, 2018

    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    What I mean is when he first came he played like a proper sweeper keeper, controlling the ball passing it out etc but at one point he started playing more like a typical PL keeper and punting it mostly, or pinging it to the full back on the line. Now his kicking seems to have regressed.
  10. Jan 20, 2018

    marlowe78 Full Member

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    Yeah, now that you mention it, there has been a change in his approach. Let's not forget that with all of the managerial changes, the goalkeeping coach has also changed. Let's hope that Jose's staff sees his weaknesses and works on them.
  11. Jan 21, 2018

    prath92 Full Member

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    He has 14 cleansheets so far in 24 games. In 2015-16 we had 19 in 38 (DDG had 16 in 34 and Romero had 3 in 4)
  12. Jan 21, 2018

    shamans 1 set of sheets, optimistic about chances of sex

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    Just want to see Scholes hit a volley.
    Yeah I remember his distribution was really good in the beginning.
  13. Jan 21, 2018

    Rasfene New Member

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    Best keeper still playing?

    Wow
  14. Jan 22, 2018

    eat_grass Full Member

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    He made a few bizarre decisions against Burnely. Seems so uncharacteristic for a player who's so phenomenal at his profession. When a goal keeper gets tired, it's usually the mental aspect that suffers (poorer decision making). Maybe he needs a break. He should get it against Yeovil.
  15. Jan 22, 2018

    MuranoLover Full Member

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    Maybe he is also bored of looking what is happening in front of him ?

    If we are looking for a bright future , first thing we must do is sign a new contract with him
  16. Jan 22, 2018

    parkthebuslads Full Member

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    Aerially he isn't very good. It was noticeable when he first joined and hasn't been hugely improved upon, he just stopped coming off his line. His shot stopping probably makes him the best GK going, but a lot of his game is unremarkable.
  17. Jan 22, 2018

    eat_grass Full Member

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    I think it's partly explained by his supreme confidence in being able to stop shots, but you're right he doesn't come off his line in situations that scream for it -- and even when he does, he doesn't seem thrilled by it.

    Maybe the trade-off is: stay light (muscular-wise) and make incredible saves that heavier keepers can't make, or bulk up and attack crosses more aggressively.
  18. Jan 25, 2018

    Antonedwin New Member

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    heard rumor madrid want to pay money + navas and kovacic to get him.
    he is foolish if he went to that sinking ship
  19. Jan 25, 2018

    prath92 Full Member

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    Nah he still moves quite well. Last game I remember smalling or someone had no one to pass to and DDG came and offered an outlet. I don’t really see the criticism of him tbh. If it’s a choice between shot stopping and distribution I know what I’ll choose
  20. Jan 25, 2018

    IAmAWinner New Member

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    If Real offered us Kroos, Isco, Kovacic and Asensio I still wouldn't take the offer. World class goalkeepers are hard to find.
  21. Jan 25, 2018

    DannyCAFC Full Member

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    Just stop with this ridiculous hyperbole already. You are essentially saying you would turn down £350m+ for a fecking GK...
  22. Jan 25, 2018

    Garethw Full Member

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    I’d rip their fecking arm off.
  23. Jan 26, 2018

    eat_grass Full Member

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    I think we're talking about different things.

    He's doing more than fine playing with the ball at his feet and serving as a defender's outlet option, but his distribution from either free kicks or when releasing the ball to get the offense started has been borderline atrocious. That, and there have been several times where he should have come off his line and challenged an aerial cross, but instead opted to stay put and take his chances with a potential header on target.
  24. Jan 26, 2018

    Jaybomb Full Member

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    I’d rather have De Gea than any of those players.

    Kroos and Isco are good. The other two don’t excite me at all. Not sure if Kroos has the pace and physicality for the Premier League either.

    Isco would be a quality addition though.
  25. Jan 26, 2018

    Garethw Full Member

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    I love DDG, but that would be a good deal for us. Navas is a top quality keeper and Kovacic would be a brilliant midfield option. If we got £40-£50 million in cash as well we could go out and buy a top class, up and coming keeper too.

    I really hope he stays, but I think it’s inevitable that he will join them at some point :(
  26. Jan 26, 2018

    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    No need to buy one. Pereira fits that bill nicely.
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    Garethw Full Member

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    Oh yeah, totally forgot about him. Didn’t Mourinho say that he could become the best Portuguese goalkeeper of his generation?
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    Pogue Mahone Poster of the year 2008

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    Yup. Which is kind of faint praise but still...
  29. Jan 26, 2018

    nah_it_wont_happen New Member

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    I might be of an unpopular opinion.

    I'd actually take 70m pounds+Kovacic and buy Jan Oblak. Kovacic is still young and talented. Central midfielders take time to mature and reach the highest level, as did the likes of Rakitic and Modric.

    For all the great shot stopping capability De Gea has, he's not improved his game against crossing or taking command of the box. The way he conceded goals against Leceister and Burnley are a testament to that fact and totally unacceptable for a United GK. Peter Schmeichel and Edwin VDS were miles better than De Gea in that regard. I think Oblak wouldn't be a bad replacement for him (he kept something like 69% clean sheets since joining Atletico).
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  30. Threadmark: Tottenham 2:0 Man Utd
    Jan 31, 2018

    Jed I. Knight The Mos Eisley Hillbilly

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    I can’t figure out if his distribution (ie hoofing) is terrible, or if a Lukaku just doesn’t have the necessary coordination to see where the ball is going to land.

    Either way, we concede possession as good as every time De Gea gets on the ball. Quite frustrating.
  31. Jan 31, 2018

    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Yeah, can point to at least one horrendous kick he makes a game that goes straight to opposition players.
  32. Feb 1, 2018

    pocco loco

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    Is it just me that's starting to wonder how long he will stick around for? Every year a move has been rumoured I've always felt that he might believe we aren't far away from being a top side. How long can you sell somebody that vision though whilst they see more and more players arrive, making no difference to the team?

    It almost feels like staying here is becoming a bit of a gamble for De Gea now if he wants to be consistently challenging and making a name for himself in the history books.
  33. Feb 1, 2018

    2cents Full Member

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    Maybe he's not that arsed, I mean he's stuck it out the last four and a half years.
  34. Feb 1, 2018

    Antonedwin New Member

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    it's lukaku, fellaini and zlatan did much better job at handling de gea long ball . lukaku is just not good enough as target man
  35. Feb 1, 2018

    Rasfene New Member

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  36. Feb 1, 2018

    Acole9 Outstanding

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    His distribution wasn't the best yesterday but that's not the reason why we lost. No player is clear of blame but it is hard to point fingers at him generally as he's dug us out so many times.
  37. Threadmark: Man Utd 2:0 Huddersfield
    Feb 3, 2018

    Rasfene New Member

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    Jim Beam Full Member

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    Meh, just walking around, doing nothing. We'll never win anything with him.
  39. Feb 3, 2018

    pseudo_canadian Full Member

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    Please never leave us, David.
  40. Feb 3, 2018

    Sylar Full Member

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    He deserved a day off given the shit show the players ahead of him had in midweek.