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Matheson: 'I'm surprised Man United have gone for a 20-year-old'

Manchester Evening News journalist Stewart Matheson talks about goings on at Old Trafford with David de Gea having a medical at the club and continuing speculation surrounding Nani after the arrival of Ashley Young.

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guigsy4114d ago

If he's good enough then age is irrelevant. No one bat an eyelid when we paid £25 million for Rooney at 18. People are only skeptical about De Gea because they haven't seen him play.

zootang4114d ago (Edited 4114d ago )

Iker Casillas got into the Madrid team at 20 and kept his position ever since. We should always have trust in the youth, it's our way.

In Sir Alex I Trust, United We Stand!

Ninjamonkey824114d ago

I agree with you Zootang, But id have like to have seen an older keeper have been brought in aswell maybe with a few years experence on his shoulders that had been round the block a few more times. Just to give De Gea some more time to mature into the player his potental is hyped to be.

I know he has done well in spain but the Premier league is a different animal and tbh the english press are aswell.

Hes young if he makes a mistake how will he handle the English tabloids. I know Fergie is good at shielding are players thats always been a strong point for united lads.

But an older keeper could have taken the flak while De Gea got a few seasons under his belt.

leomessi104114d ago

Good deal for united, really good player, future player :)