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De Gea, Lindegaard, Given…or none of them?


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eeper anywhere who has not been linked with Manchester United in the last few months? That’s obviously a gross exaggeration but there are times when it appears that way. There were plenty of headlines just a couple of weeks ago when manager Sir Alex Ferguson decided to give the Carling Cup tie against Scunthorpe a miss, preferring instead to visit Spain with goalkeeper coach Eric Steele instead to scout Athletico Madrid’s David De Gea. That interest now appears to have cooled off with attention turning to Denmark international Anders Lindegaard instead.

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What United fans need to know about David De Gea


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cult to say with absolute certainly how many great sides Sir Alex Ferguson has built in his near quarter century at Old Trafford because one has often tended to morph into another but it’s becoming clear that he is now well on the way towards creating his final team before handing over the reins to his successor. Another piece of the jigsaw is being prepared as Ferguson looks towards securing a long term replacement for his 40 year old goalkeeper with 19 year old Spaniard David De Gea, nicknamed Van der Gea by his team mates at Atletico Madrid for his similarity to Manchester United’s Edwin van der Sar, both for his appearance and goalkeeping style.

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Fergie at Valencia as United Iron out Scunthorpe


While Manchester United were cruising to a 5-2 defeat of  Scunthorpe with an entirely different starting line up to that used against Liverpool on Sunday, ten other Premier League clubs were dropping out of the Carling Cup. Manchester  City were knocked out by West Brom to miss out on their best chance of winning some sort of desperately desired silverware, Liverpool were determined to get to a Wembley final but could not even make it into the fourth round after going out to League Two Northampton at a half empty Anfield while Chelsea, Tottenham, Blackburn, Everton, Bolton, Fulham, Sunderland and Blackpool have  all been eliminated.

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