De Gea vs Van Der Sar vs Schmeichel

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  1. David de Gea

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  2. Edwin van der Sar

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  3. Peter Schmeichel

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  1. Jan 13, 2019
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Well what say ye oh mighty caf? Where does De Gea stand in comparsion to Van Der Sar and Schmeichel?
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    Rozay Master of Hindsight

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    Hay>Pete>VDS
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    snk123 Full Member

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    Strong praise from the heir to the throne. De Gea has been unlucky similar to RVP that SAF left before he could win a few more titles.
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    RobbieBerns New Member

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    it will be such a shame if he doesn’t get a ucl winners’ medal to match the other two
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    Like I said in Dave's thread, he's the best keeper ever in football
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    Bocca9978 New Member

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    Every shot was straight at De Gea today, it helps.
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    izec Full Member

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    If he signs a new contract, he will surpass Pete during the next few years. Or if we win something big
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    Berbaclass Full Member

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    This.
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    He is already ahead of them in the United pantheon for me. When we look at his whole career, he probably lacks success/performances for his national side as well to match Big Pete (and the likes of Buffon). United should've won more with him too, but it's not his fault.
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    The only thing going against Dave is the lack of trophies. He is easily the best goalkeeper.
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    MadDogg Full Member

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    He's the best pure shot-stopper, but they both had better all-round games. Overall I have him ahead of VDS but Schmeichel is still #1 for me.
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    If he keeps this going he'll be above both of them. Currently lack of trophies doesn't help him but he has all other things going for him.
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    De Gea is the best in terms of ability, Big Pete is the best in terms of influence and being an intimidating figure in goal, and VDS is like a hybrid of the two. It’s really hard to call because Schmeichel and VDS were part of two amazing, trophy-laden teams, whereas Dave has suffered in some woeful sides and still shone. The fact that Dave is even considered amongst these two despite being part of poor teams for most of his Utd career says to me that he’s probably the best. If we were still winning titles there would be no doubt he’d be considered the best.
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    I love or Loved Van Der Sar. He has the record for the longest time without conceding in European football history I think back in 08/09 which doesn't get enough respect in my view. He was a major part of us being one of the / the best team in Europe from 2006 to 2011.

    Granted he had a top defense behind him, but I love the fact that when he was called upon after not doing anything for 20 to 30 minutes he was always cool and calm and that is the sign of a top top keeper.

    Was playing to the ripe old age of 40 as well.

    Granted De Gea is the best shot stopper I have ever seen though.
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    He's the best shot stopper, his distribution could be a lot better.
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    Van Piorsing Lost his light sabre

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    VDS & Schmikes didn't had a defense consisting of two wingers and Phil Jones.

    Until it's fixed, DDG is The Defense and being constantly forced to do above 100% almost every game.
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    I was trying to think of the best GK performances of those three players over the years and I think De Gea has probably had more of them. Schmiechal vs Newcastle is still my favourite but I think De Gea has had more over the years. The performance against Arsenal last season and Liverpool a few years back were just :eek::devil:
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    Bit of an unfair thread really because it will just turn into a generational kind of vote. VDS was the best keeper with his feet and was ultra calm under pressure. De Gea is probably the best shot stopper of the three, but Peter Schmeichel will always be the best for me. He had everything as a package. He was a superb GK and so much more for our team, he wasnt just our GK he was a big character in big games and a massive influence on a very successful side.
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    red4ever 79 Full Member

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    Schemichel against Arsenal 99 FA Cup Semi was also a good one.
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    Dave > Pete > Edwin.

    Dave plays in an era where it is much more challenging in every sense of the word. He has also overcome the initial challenge he had when he arrived; both physically and mentally. He has not won enough trophies but that is because he has a shite defence in front of him. If there was such a thing as a goalie war, you would want to bring Dave to war with you.

    Dave just about edges Pete, but not by very much. Both slightly better than Edwin.
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    As a shot stopper without a doubt he's right up there with them, if not above them. I still think that the goalkeeper should be in charge of organising the defence and I don't feel that De Gea does this as well as the other two, and for me it's a vital part of goalkeeping. So basically I won't say he's better than them on any clear level, but that they all had their strengths and there's nothing bad about having three of the best of all time.
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    Harry190 Full Member

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    For me, Schmeichel is the greatest of all time. De Gea is back to being the best keeper in the world at the moment and the best shot stopper of all time. Van der Sar was top notch as well. A quiet force. United have a wonderful tradition of having the best between the post. At least over the past 2 and a half decades.
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    The only way I can describe it is like a spectrum of greatness from powerful and commanding to agile like a ninja, with VDS the perfect in between.

    Fine margins and almost impossible, but if I had to choose probably Schmeichel the best, partly because of the confidence having an angry dad figure at the back instilled.
    DDG is just magical though. No messing, but alarmingly entertaining with how much quality is on show. Dare I say, a bit like the Ronaldo of the goalkeeping world?
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    serxyo New Member

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    Three very different goalies, maybe you should ask me the same question in 10 years
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    Stupid time to ask a question like this if you want an objective answer.
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    AndyJ1985 Full Member

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    De Gea is certainly the better shot stopper. I think he comes behind the other two when dealing with crosses and generally commanding and organising the defence. I'd still rank Pete as our greatest for the time being.
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    Mr.Ridiculous__ The name says it all

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    He went past them both quite a while back.
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    He's the best we've ever had, I think, in terms of quality. VDS and Schmeichel still stand above him as club legends because of what they achieved. Hopefully that could still happen for De Gea.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    The fact that De Gea has been in a largely terrible United side skews the comparison, I think. On the one hand he hasn't had as much of an opportunity to win trophies as the other two, on the other hand he has had the opportunity to be by far our outstanding player this decade. No matter how good Schmeichel and Van Der Sar were, the excellence of the team they were in meant there was never even a remote chance of them being our POTS four times in the way De Gea has been.
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    Already surpassed the other two in my opinion, he should be club captain.
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    Oh dear.
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    sullydnl Ross Kemp's caf ID

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    Great time if I want a load of people to talk about how amazing De Gea is though. :)

    Plus Solskjaer made the comparison first.
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    Unfair poll after that performance from DDG today
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    But OMG he's challenging Schmeichel
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    Cockney Phil Full Member

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    I voted for Schmeics because of all he won but it’s such a fine dividing line.

    As to saves, everyone today forgets Stepney’s save against Eusebio in 1968 which was hands down the most important in our history of goalkeeping.
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    fergies coat New Member

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    Still big Pete for me he had bigger moments in bigger games. Arsenal in 99, away to Newcastle, euro 92 with Denmark.

    If Dave stays he probably will surpass big Pete, but it’s something that should be discussed at the end of his career. It’s unfair to do it now.
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    Only saw VDS and DDG on a consistent basis so cant comment on Schmeichel.

    DDG is comfortably a much better shot-stopper, but I think VDS was the better all-round keeper. Although De Gea hasn’t played in a defense consisting of peak Rio, Vidic and Evra, so who knows how he’d look playing behind them.
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    I'd still put big Pete ahead as a slightly older fan for now, but if Dave stays here on another long-term contract, it'd be difficult to say he hasn't been our best of all time.

    Regardless, we've been extremely lucky to have three absolutely outstanding, top drawer goalkeepers. And that's just in my 25+ years as a fan!
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    dove Full Member

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    Haven't seen much of Schmeichel so I can only compare De Gea with VDS. VDS was better at commanding his box but De Gea is a much better shot stopper, his reflexes are just unbelievable.
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    Bocca9978 New Member

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    I gave DDG man of of the match, love the guy.
    Just sayin Spurs helped.

    VDS is not even close.