Real Madrid preparing €30m swoop for Manchester United star - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has bee in terrific form this season. The Spaniard was at his very best in the last Premier League encounter before the international break. The 23 year old made three astonishing saves including Leighton Baines' penalty as the Red Devils beat Everton by 2-1 to go fourth in the standings.
David De Gea is set to have his wages doubled as Manchester United are reportedly ready to offer the Spanish keeper a new five-year deal worth £120,000-a-week.
News of the new deal, which according to the Daily Mirror will be offered to the Spaniard before Christmas, comes as speculation linking Real Madrid with a move for the 23-year-old intensified over the last couple of days.
Manchester United's attempt to seal €100m Real Madrid deal - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Sometimes I feel that writing transfer stories need greater imagination than creating a good plot for a classic thriller story.Add Manchester United to your plot, rest (business part) will take care of itself.
De Gea, Ivanović, Henderson... Names of the Premier League, week 7 is a post from: Just Football
It was quite an eventful weekend of football in the Premier League and so we bring you another instalment of Names of the Premier League to recap the star performers you may have missed while you were fantasising about an Arsene Wenger-Jose Mourinho street fight.
David De Gea has come in for a lot of criticism over the past few weeks rightly or wrongly his performance against Everton today which denied them at least a share of the spoils has rammed that criticism down the throat of many?
De Gea also denied Leighton Baines from the spot deep into injury time in the first half to preserve United's one nil lead going into the break but his two saves in injury time in the second half were class and gave Manchester United all three points at Old Trafford.
For the second week in a row, Manchester United has avery lucky win under itsbelt. Everton deserved a point from this game, and played very well in the second half. Manchester United will need to improve their play significantly to compete with the likes of Chelsea and Manchester City; whom they will play soon.
David de Gea ensured that Manchester United finished the day with three points and in fourth position after some fantastic saves to deny Everton.
First he kept out a Leighton Baines penalty in injury time in the first half, which is a remarkable feat when you consider the left-back had previously scored all 14 of the penalties he had taken in the Premier League.
Louis Van Gaal said he was "not shocked" by United's abysmal capitulation against MK Dons in the Capital One Cup last night, as his team slumped to one of their most embarrassing defeats in over a decade.
Experimental though the line-up might have been with a few youngsters making their first team debut, United were still able to call upon David De Gea, Jonny Evans, Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and, albeit briefly, Shinji Kagawa, but did not spare them the blushes of being thrashed by a League One side.
Louis van Gaal enjoyed going through a series of victories and managed to stay undefeated during his entire pre-season schedule which included matches against: LA Galaxy, As.Roma, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Valencia. Everything was looking brilliant for the new coach of Manchester United, Louis van Gaal but things took a huge turn after the Dutch experienced a shocking loss in his debut match in charge of United in his first Premier League match.
Manchester United has announced its 25-man squad for the 2014 US summer tour.
The squad will feature stars such as Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata, Danny Welbeck, David De Gea, Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and new signings Luke Shaw and Ander Herrera.
The club, who will fly to the United States today to begin its tour, will play a series of friendly matches across the United States:
• LA Galaxy vs Manchester United (Los Angeles) — July 23 • AS Roma vs Manchester United (Denver) — July 26 • Inter Milan vs Manchester United (Washington DC) — July 29 • Real Madrid vs Manchester United (Ann Arbor) — August 2
Manchester United may also play in Miami on August 4 if the club ends up being a group winner in the International Champions Cup.
PHOTO: Which Man Utd teammates did Juan Mata spend his 26th birthday with? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
Juan Mata turned 26 today, with pictures appearing on social media showing him enjoying the day with teammates Shinji Kagawa and David De Gea.
The Spaniard, who moved to Old Trafford for a club-record £37m in January, has been in good form recently, scoring five times in his last four games, and surely deserves a little time off to enjoy his birthday!
David de Gea soon to be Manchester United great? - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
David de Gea hasn't got himself into the team of the year this season, but you can bet your life he will win Manchester United's player of the year award, be it the player's player or the fan's player, in fact it is quite possible he will get both, he deserves both.
Much has been made of the urgent need for Manchester United to bring in new recruits this summer as they look to return to the top table of European football and make a swift return to challenging for the Premier League title.
Before Moyes' sacking yesterday, he seemed likely to oversee a fairly major player exodus in an effort to free up funds and squad space for incoming players.
David De Gea has vowed Manchester United will play in a European competition next season, not the Champions League but the Europa League. The young Spainard was named as United's Player of the Month for March after picking up 61 per cent of fans' votes to finish ahead of Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones. While accepting the award he acknowledged he has gained lot of confidence, consistency and
Last week, David de Gea was voted Player of the Month by the fans and there are strong calls for him to be voted Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year too.
De Gea received a lot of criticism in the press when he first joined the club and opposition fans used to chant "dodgy keeper" at him. Last season he was named PFA Goalkeeper of the Year though and has expressed his gratitude towards United fans for their support.
Why Iker Casillas Should Not Longer Be Spain's Number 1 - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The Real Madrid sidesince the turn of the milleniumhas seen multiple changes. Big-name managers and players have come and gone, and the glory days have vacillated too. The same can be said for the Spanish national side as well.
With the World Cup finally getting underway last night amid protests, opening ceremony of dubious taste and scandalously poor refereeing, today sees the first United players joining the action, with Javier Hernandez's Mexico facing Cameroon, while David De Gea and Juan Mata are likely to look on from the bench as Spain face Robin Van Persie's Holland.
Manchester United made it back-to-back wins in the Premier League for the first time this season to catapult themselves into the top four for the first time in 14 months with a hard fought 2-1 victory over Everton at Old Trafford on Sunday. Following the media's overreaction to an admittedly under par first five games, United and their plethora of impressive summer acquisitions have begun to show the potential this new look side has in abundance.
The International break usually provides a relatively dull and unwelcome inconvenience for football fans, but this couldn't have been more true than for Louis Van Gaal and Manchester United.
Not only did the fixture list throw up numerous uninspiring affairs, but it halted a much needed momentum found within the Old Trafford camp after a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Everton – Van Gaal's first consecutive wins since taking over.
While the main gongs are yet to be divvied out (more on that as and when) and the official announcements are yet to be made, but The Guardian's live feed of the PFA Awards event has confirmed that the 2014 PFA Team of the Year is as follows.
I genuinely wanted to support whoever replaced Sir Alex Ferguson until the bitter end. I've always enjoyed the siege mentality that our former manager instilled in us and was ready to back his replacement.
When David de Gea replaced Edwin Van der Sar, the press ate him up for breakfast. That first game against City in the Charity Shield was a nightmare.