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Fergie confirms De Gea to join United

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper David De Gea is set to join Manchester United, with Sir Alex Ferguson confirming that the young Spaniard will be Edwin van der Sar's replacement.

De Gea, 20, has been Atletico's first-choice custodian for the past two years after progressing through the club's youth team and has starred for the Rojiblancos since making his debut in 2009.

The youngster's meteroric rise will continue after Ferguson revealed De Gea is set to leave his hometown club to join fellow Spanish 'keeper Pepe Reina in the Premier League.

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freeduck2102d ago

De Gea is half the age of VDS but I think is a good replacement

guigsy2102d ago

Nice one, Ashley Young next.

zootang2102d ago (Edited 2102d ago )

No thanks. Nani is the much better player having the most assists in the premier League as well as scoring more goals than him.

guigsy2101d ago

Right but Nani is naturally a right winger, while Young is better on the left. No harm in having the both of them.

zootang2101d ago

I just can't see him getting in the team above Nani. Unless he moves Nani into the middle which he has done before.

RedDevils2101d ago (Edited 2101d ago )

Did you remember when we almost ran out of Wingers and Nani was the only one left? Young could be a great back up or squad players when do squad rotation

zeddy2101d ago

i dont know bout ashley young, everyones saying utd will sign him but i dont see why, nani on the left and valencia on the right and he wont play behind a striker because rooney plays there. we need an attacking midfielder and we just got de gea.

zeddy2101d ago

18 mil is a lot for 20 yr old keeper whos only been playing for a year and a half in the 1st team. never seen him play hope he's good.

RedDevils2101d ago

hes a great keeper, great 1 on 1, Good reflexes, great diving and great distribution, although I'm not sure about him dealing with crosses though, but in set piece he could shaky sometimes

zootang2101d ago

One scary stat. He let the most goals in from outside of the box than any other keeper in La Liga