David de Gea

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De Gea: We are really, really happy to win FA Cup for the fans

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Following Manchester United's 2-1 win over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final, David de Gea has insisted this trophy is for the fans.

"[It was tough] with ten players and with [other] difficult moments, but we fought until the end and we never surrendered.

We are Manchester United, we are one of the best clubs in the world and we have won the FA Cup for all the fans.

VIDEO: Fergie in tunnel pre-match to encourage the players

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Ahead of Manchester United's 2-1 victory over Crystal Palace in the FA Cup final, Sir Alex Ferguson was in the tunnel.

He called David de Gea over and hugged him, before shaking hands with all the players, including Wayne Rooney.

Fergie could then be seen joking around with the referee and opposition manager Alan Pardew.

World class Spaniard could be set for €50m Manchester United transfer in June

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea was close to sealing his dream move to Real Madrid last summer. On the final day of the summer transfer deadline, the deal broke off, courtesy Madrid’s fax machine that failed to register the transfer details within the stipulated time frame.

De Gea signed a new United deal shortly after his move to Madrid collapsed.

Violence, drama as Man Utd’s top-four hopes shredded

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London (AFP) Manchester United endured a pre-match bus attack and post-match demoralisation as their Champions League hopes were harpooned by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United on Tuesday.

After United's bus was pelted with missiles en route to the ground, they came from behind to lead 2-1 as Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener for West Ham.

Violence, drama as Man Utd’s top-four hopes shredded

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London (AFP) Manchester United endured a pre-match bus attack and post-match demoralisation as their Champions League hopes were harpooned by a 3-2 defeat at West Ham United on Tuesday.

After United's bus was pelted with missiles en route to the ground, they came from behind to lead 2-1 as Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener for West Ham.

Reid thrills Boleyn to shred Man Utd top-four hopes

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London (AFP) Winston Reid's 80th-minute header harpooned Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes as West Ham United crowned their final Boleyn Ground match with a thrilling 3-2 triumph on Tuesday.

Manchester United, whose bus was attacked en route to the ground, had come from behind to lead 2-1 after Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener.

Reid thrills Boleyn to shred Man Utd top-four hopes

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London (AFP) Winston Reid's 80th-minute header harpooned Manchester United's Champions League qualification hopes as West Ham United crowned their final Boleyn Ground match with a thrilling 3-2 triumph on Tuesday.

Manchester United, whose bus was attacked en route to the ground, had come from behind to lead 2-1 after Anthony Martial's brace negated Diafra Sakho's 10th-minute opener.

Video: David De Gea shows off his tennis skills

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De Gea: I didn’t save any penalties in preparation for Everton game!

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In Manchester United's 2-1 win over Everton in the FA Cup semi-final, David de Gea saved a penalty from Romelu Lukaku. After winning the Sir Matt Busby player of the year, De Gea admitted he hadn't saved any penalties in training in preparation for the semi.

It was a great save, it was really important.

Blind: I can’t tell you who I voted for!

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Daley Blind made his 52nd appearance of the season for Manchester United against Leicester on Sunday. At the Player of the Year awards this evening, Blind talked about how happy he has been to feature so often this season.

For me personally, consistency is something I want to achieve as much as possible.

United players aren’t used to winning the league… but are Leicester’s?

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Louis van Gaal made the bizarre claims that our squad doesn't have players that are used to winning the league. He suggested Rooney and Carrick had one it once, or "maybe more", and that David de Gea had never won it.

Presumably he was trying to downplay the disappointing season we've had so far, but claiming we didn't have many champions in the team.

Why didn’t journalists challenge Van Gaal’s bizarre claim?

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against Leicester City, Louis van Gaal attended the press conference in a very defensive mood.

Leicester could win the league if they beat United on Sunday, which prompted a journalist, Nick Collins from The Telegraph, to ask Van Gaal whether this was a strange position for our club to be in, given our players are so used to winning titles.

How big of a hole does LvG want to dig for himself?

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In his pre-match press conference today, ahead of Manchester United's game against Leicester on Sunday, Louis van Gaal tried to play down the question about whether it was strange for our team to be hosting the potential champions.

In doing so, he made an idiot out of himself, claiming the players in our squad aren't used to be champions, despite the fact we have loads of title winners in the team.

Photo: David De Gea mocks elderly Man Utd team-mate Juan Mata

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De Gea: It’s incredible when the fans chant my name

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Ahead of Manchester United's game against Everton today in the FA Cup semi-final, David de Gea has reflected on a previous game against the Merseyside club.

In October 2014, De Gea had arguably his best performance for United, pulling off numerous incredible saves, as well as denying Leighton Baines from the penalty spot.

De Gea: We want to win the FA Cup for the fans 

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Ahead of Manchester United's FA Cup semi-final against Everton, David de Gea has spoken about the determination the team have to win this competition.

It's going to be a very tough game for us. We're talking about a semi-final and the teams left in the competition have all knocked out decent sides.

Video: David De Gea on his relationship with Man Utd fans and Louis van Gaal

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has been quizzed on his relationship with manager Louis van Gaal and the club's supporters. The Spain...

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Video: Marcus Rashford can make history at Man Utd, says David De Gea

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Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea says team-mate Marcus Rashford can make history at the club. The 18-year-old striker scored another goal...

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LvG attempts to re-write history on De Gea’s failed move to Real Madrid

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With Manchester United unlikely to finish in the top four, Louis van Gaal was asked whether he was worried about players like David de Gea leaving the club.

"You have said that he is going to Real Madrid," he said. "I have said always that he stays. You remember that? And now you are asking how long he has to stay?

De Gea set to become first to become United POTY three years running

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Manchester United have opened up the voting for the Fans' Player of the Year, as well as goal of the season and U-21 POTY.

In the 2013-14 season, which saw David Moyes take over from Sir Alex Ferguson, David de Gea won the Sir Matt Busby player of the year award, and was the first goalkeeper to win it.

Lack of quality for end of season awards at Manchester United

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Aston Villa have cancelled their end of season awards this year, following their dreadful season, and some Manchester United fans have mockingly called for the club to do the same.

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Fans can vote for any member of the squad they want, whether that's Marouane Fellaini or Phil Jones.

Manchester United’s Van Gaal struck by rational Rashford

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hailed Marcus Rashford's startling self-awareness after the 18-year-old striker's memorable goal inspired his side to FA Cup victory at West Ham United.

Rashford broke the deadlock in the 54th minute of Wednesday's quarter-final replay, shimmying inside James Tomkins and arcing an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner.

Manchester United’s Van Gaal struck by rational Rashford

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Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal hailed Marcus Rashford's startling self-awareness after the 18-year-old striker's memorable goal inspired his side to FA Cup victory at West Ham United.

Rashford broke the deadlock in the 54th minute of Wednesday's quarter-final replay, shimmying inside James Tomkins and arcing an unstoppable shot into the top-right corner.

Video: David De Gea’s saves vs West Ham

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LvG: This was a fantastic night

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Following Manchester United's 2-1 win over West Ham in the FA Cup quarter-final replay, Louis van Gaal has spoken of his happiness.

Van Gaal was on his feet for both United goals, scored by Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini, but singled out David de Gea for praise, who made a couple of great stops.

Mourinho wants €50m Liverpool target at Man Utd, latest on Spanish duo

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For reasons unknown, a section of the UK press are hell-bent in propagating this idea that Jose Mourinho is almost certain to become next manager of Manchester United. The deal is as good as done. Almost on a daily basis, there are some transfer rumours relating to Mourinho – about his impending move, the players he wants to bring and so on.

Argentine: My head placed in Manchester, United receive huge boost for €35m Spaniard

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We sum up all the major Manchester United transfer news:

De Gea: Likely to stay at Manchester United?

The Spaniard was so close to joining Real Madrid on the transfer deadline day last summer. Had it been not for Madrid’s negligence and complications in paper works, De Gea by now would have been playing for Los Blancos.

Lingard: I’ve grown up watching the Manchester derby

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Manchester United drew 0-0 with Manchester City earlier this season, in what was one of the worst derbies ever. The first shot on target came after 82 minutes, when a tame effort from Jesus Navas went straight to David de Gea, before Chris Smalling forced a good save from Joe Hart. These were the only shots on target.

Real Madrid supporters prefer Keylor Navas over David de Gea

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Even though it is likely Real Madrid president Florentino Perez will make another run at signing David de Gea this summer, the club's supporters have overwhelming voted to keep the team's current number one Keylor Navas between the sticks at the Santiago Bernabeu next season.

In a poll releasedby the Spanish publicationAS, 79% of Real Madrid fans chose Navas over De Gea.

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Palace, Man Utd go to extra time in FA Cup final

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London (AFP) The FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United went to extra time after the match finished 1-1 following normal time at Wembley on Saturday.

Substitute Jason Puncheon gave underdogs Palace a 78th-minute lead by slamming a shot past David de Gea at the near post, but United equalised within three minutes as Marouane Fellaini chested down Wayne Rooney's right-sided cross for Juan Mata to volley home.

Palace, Man Utd go to extra time in FA Cup final

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London (AFP) The FA Cup final between Crystal Palace and Manchester United went to extra time after the match finished 1-1 following normal time at Wembley on Saturday.

Substitute Jason Puncheon gave underdogs Palace a 78th-minute lead by slamming a shot past David de Gea at the near post, but United equalised within three minutes as Marouane Fellaini chested down Wayne Rooney's right-sided cross for Juan Mata to volley home.

Shaw: Smalling has a funny voice, Jones can’t dance, and Blind’s clothes are awful

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In the official programme for the FA Cup final between Manchester United and Crystal Palace, Luke Shaw has dished the dirt on his team mates.

David de Gea: He's probably the greatest person in the dressing room, and one of the nicest as well. He's always asking how you are and giving you a hug.

De Gea: We will fight to win the FA Cup

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Ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday, David de Gea has claimed this has been the best season of his career in terms of his form, and if United lift the trophy, it will be a good season for the team too.

"It's been the best season of my career. I'm in great shape physically and mentally I'm very focused.

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LvG: It’s not embarrassing to be so far behind Leicester

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Louis van Gaal embarrassed himself in his press conference on Friday, incorrectly claiming that David de Gea has never won the Premier League, despite winning it in 2013, and that Wayne Rooney has only won it once, despite winning it five times.

Ahead of Sunday's game against Leicester, we are 17 points behind, and Van Gaal was asked how far short he had fallen of expectations this season.

VIDEO: De Gea was never a champion?

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In a strange press conference on Friday, Louis van Gaal claimed that David de Gea had never won the league, and that Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick had only been champions once, despite the fact they have won the title five times each.

Where has Van Gaal been for the past decade to think that Rooney and Carrick have only won one Premier League title?

PICTURE: The players who are not used to being champions

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The players who are now playing, they are not used to being champions. I don't think Matteo Darmian is used to being a champion and David De Gea was never champion, so I don't agree with the way you make the question. Memphis Depay was a champion last year [with PSV Eindhoven] so not many players.

Light at the end of the tunnel

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It is impossible to escape the air of despondency that has engulfed Manchester United over the last three years. A quarter of a century in the making under Sir Alex Ferguson, the spirit and self-belief he fostered in players and fans alike has been entirely sapped.

That last title win of the Ferguson era seems like a lifetime ago and there is no telling when the next triumph will come.

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And the Sir Matt Busby player of the year is…

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David de Gea was voted the Sir Matt Busby player of the year by the fans. Louis van Gaal had lots of nice things to say about the goalkeeper, after a move to Real Madrid collapsed in the summer.

"Everybody knows that he was invited to go to Madrid and I couldn't mention that because his girlfriend, not his wife yet, is living in Madrid, his parents," Van Gaal said.

Singapore ‘Keeper Hassan Sunny Assumed Surprise Inclusion On ‘World’s Top 20 Goalkeepers’ List Was An April Fool’s Joke

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The veteran Singaporean goalkeeper who found his way into the Daily Telegraph's rundown of the top 20 goalkeepers in world football has admitted that he assumed his inclusion on the list was an April Fool's Day joke.

The Telegraph named Hassan Sunny as the 18th best stopper currently active, rubbing shoulders with the likes of Manuel Neuer, Thibaut Courtois, Joe Hart, David De Gea, Petr Cech and Gigi Buffon.

VIDEO: De Gea’s fantastic save for Spain against Italy

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David de Gea save vs Italy last night

How much longer can people say he's not the best in the world. #Mufc

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- Totally Man Utd™ (@TotallyMUFC) March 25, 2016


David de Gea was on top form for Spain last night in their friendly against Italy, after replacing Iker Casillas in the starting line-up.