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Luis Enrique has backed David de Gea as Spain's best goalkeeper. Image Courtesy: Getty
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De Gea Without a Doubt is the Number One – Luis Enrique

After landing the managerial job of Spain posts the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, Luis Enrique has backed goalkeeper, David De Gea as the country’s best with the gloves.

The Spanish coach defends De Gea despite an error against Switzerland.

After an awful show at the FIFA World Cup 2018, De Gea’s position as the number one goalkeeper came under the hammer. He also made an error in Spain’s friendly against Switzerland before the World Cup which led to a 1-1 draw in the end.

However, Enrique does not doubt the abilities of the Manchester United keeper. He has included both De Gea and Kepa in his first 23-man squad to face England and Croatia in the UEFA Nations League.

“I don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, but that’s a position I haven’t had any doubts about. The fact we have been a reference over the past decade means that everyone knows our national team.”

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Luis Enrique has backed David de Gea as Spain’s best goalkeeper. Image Courtesy: Getty

 

When asked if Spain will keep playing with the same tactics known, as tiki-taka, the former Barca coach said,

“I have already spoken about evolving the model in my presentation, and that is what we are working on. I am convinced that is what we will do. Afterwards, we will see if we are effective or not, but the objective is to evolve and stop being predictable.”

Meanwhile, skipper Sergio Ramos feels with the arrival of Enrique the squad now has a different enthusiasm. And they will do whatever they need to do to find their touch back.

“In the last few years Spain have dropped a couple of levels, and our objective is to recover what made us win in the first place. The coach and players have a great challenge in front of us in trying to win again. We have a lot of ambition, but we have to show it. We want the world to fall in love with us again.”

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David de Gea Will Stay at Manchester United Because of Fans – Ander Herrera

Manchester United (MU) midfielder Ander Herrera thinks his teammate David de Gea will stay at the Old Trafford because of the die-hard fans. The shot-stopper currently has a contract with the club until next summer.

However, the management has the option to extend his contract for an additional year. This would surely keep him at the club till 2020 and the Red Devils are thinking to keep him longer with a new contract.

De Gea was constantly linked with a move to Santiago Bernabeu over the past four years.

Moreover, the shot-stopper was very close to joining Spanish giants, but failed to secure a move courtesy of a failed fax machine.

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However, since that incident, de Gea grew as a star with his tremendous performances for the club from time-to-time. Recalling those days, Herrera revealed why the goalie will stay at Old Trafford.

“I remember that difficult summer when everyone was talking about Real Madrid and he played the first game at Old Trafford and everyone was singing his name and he told me ‘this is amazing, they are the best’,” said Herrera.

“He can be very calm but he’s the best. He will show it again. He’s the best keeper I’ve ever seen in my life and he is with us so we have more chances to win titles,” he maintained.

Herrera Backs de Gea to overcome World Cup woes:

Considered as the best goalkeeper in the Premier League and amongst the best in the world, de Gea did not have a great World Cup. He committed some casual errors during Spain’s World Cup campaign.

But Herrera thinks that the focus is more on the player, since his is the best in the world.

“He is the best goalkeeper in the world, by far, and he will show it again. When you are the best goalkeeper in the world and you don’t make those amazing saves, everyone is going to talk,” he said.

“When I don’t play very well, I don’t get that criticism because I am not one of the best in the world, but he is, so it’s normal and he will cope with it,” he further added.

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David de Gea already has the backing of manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician always backed the Spaniard ever since he took charge in 2016. 

There is also a growing belief that the club is close to their next Premier League triumph.

MU just finished second to glorious Manchester City (MC), who broke all the existing Premier League records on their way to glory. If MU has to win silverware next season, a fit and confident de Gea could make a world of difference for the team.

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Spain coach confirms De Gea as goalkeeper for Iran match

Krasnodar (Russia), June 19: Spain coach Fernando Hierro confirmed on Monday that David De Gea will continue as goalkeeper in their second 2018 FIFA World Cup match against Iran, despite failing to stop Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring a hat trick in their opening match of the tournament.

Spain tied 3-3 with Portugal on Friday in their first international match under newly-minted head coach Hierro, who took the job just two days before the World Cup after Julen Lopetegui was sacked for announcing he would lead Real Madrid next season, reports Efe.

“We see he (De Gea) is calm, training as usual,” Hierro said at a press conference ahead Wednesday’s clash with Iran.

“I have clear ideas and the way forward. From my experience, athletes need confidence not only in good times,” he added.

Hierro said De Gea was ready to play after taking a day off with his parents, which allowed him to put the tough match against Portugal behind him.

For 2010 World Cup champion Spain, the draw had felt more like a defeat, especially given the team’s inspired performance in spite of a tumultuous few days marked by their abrupt change in coaches on the eve of the tournament.

Spain and Portugal are tied for second in Group B with one point each, while Iran leads the group with three points after beating Morocco 1-0 earlier Friday.

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FIFA World Cup, 2018: No Summer Move, David De Gea Only Wants to Focus on Spain

Spain goalkeeper David De Gea is ready to defend his country in Russia. The Manchester United (MU) star stated he is not thinking about leaving MU  for Real Madrid (RM) this summer. And, also insisted he wants to concentrate completely on the impending 2018 FIFA World Cup.

De Gea has long been linked with a move to the Spanish capital and was close to completing a transfer to Old Trafford in 2015.

Time ran out for the move transpire and De Gea signed a four-year deal with United. De Gea was born in the Spanish capital Madrid and progressed through the youth system at Atletico before playing two full seasons in the first team.

Reports of a return to his city of birth have resurfaced as Real look for a long-term replacement for goalie Keylor Navas. Though, de Gea says he is focused only on his national team commitments at the moment.

My future? The important thing is the World Cup and not to think of anything else that can divert you or upset you. You have to be focused on having a good World Cup – we are all good. Hopefully, we can go far and win.” De Gea told reports quoted as saying by Omnisport.

When asked if he had told to keep transfer matters away from him during the World Cup:

Football is football and a thousand things can happen. But I’m always calm. Come what may, I’ll be the same. It is important to be focused and be 100%.”

De Gea travelled to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup. However, he failed to make an appearance as Spain was eliminated in the group stage. Two years later, de Gea was established as the first-choice goalkeeper in the Spanish team.

The Spanish star David De Gea will always go to the field with more confidence and try to help the team.

It’s a World Cup, you always go with the same desire. It’s the same feeling of doing things well and helping the team, of becoming strong. I’m always calm, really. But when you have the confidence of the coach and colleagues, you always go to the field with more confidence and try to help the team as much as possible,” De Gea concluded.

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FIFA World Cup 2018: Top 5 Goal-Keepers to Watch Out For

Goal-keepers have always played significant roles in deciding World Cups.

Being the last line of defence, goal-keepers often have to cover up for mistakes made by defenders. And, usually, suffer from more scrutiny than the rest of the outfield players.

Recently some of the goal-keepers have been linked with big money moves away. A successful FIFA World Cup 2018 would thus help enhance their value.

Here is a list of five goal-keepers who will be key to deciding their respective nation’s progress in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

5. Jordan Pickford

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As Joe Hart is left out of the squad, the 24-year old Jordan Pickford seems to be the logical choice as England’s goalkeeper.

Though fairly inexperienced on the international scene, Pickford’s performances with club Everton this season have more than assured him of his ticket to Russia.

He is on course to be England’s youngest ever goalkeeper at a World Cup. He has excellent feet and equally good shot-stopping ability. Pickford can be a vital factor in England’s success in the FIFA World Cup 2018.

Titles are what I crave: de Gea

Trophies are what David de Gea craves as the reported Real Madrid target looks to lead Manchester United back to the top of English and European football.

De Gea has not won the Premier League since Alex Ferguson retired in 2012-13 – the Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup the only silverware added to the star goalkeeper’s cabinet.

The 27-year-old Spain international, who continues to attract interest from two-time reigning Champions League holders Madrid, has flourished with numerous individual honours – including four successive PFA Team of the Year inclusions.

But De Gea has his sights firmly set on trophies as United prepare to face Chelsea in the FA Cup final next month.

“I’m playing well, I’m confident but I have to maintain it and win trophies,” De Gea told the Daily Mail . “That’s what world-class players do.”

United have struggled since Ferguson’s departure, finishing no better than fourth prior to this season, which sees the club second to champions Manchester City. But with three-time Premier League winner Jose Mourinho at the helm, De Gea believes the Red Devils can return to the English summit.

“It was odd [under van Gaal]. Finishing fourth is not good enough,” De Gea said. “I want to win. If you are at United, you need a manager with a winning mentality. We had that with Ferguson. Mourinho has it. He wants to win every game.

“We spoke in the Euros and he told me he wanted me with him and wanted trophies. We’ve had a tough time since Ferguson retired. It’s hard to diagnose. It has to be more.

“Titles are what I crave. We have to get United back to their best, back in the Champions League, back as the champions of England, back to the top.”

Van Gaal was in charge when De Gea’s move to Madrid sensationally fell through on deadline day in 2015 – a faulty fax machine reportedly at the centre of the failed transfer.

De Gea missed United’s opening two matches of the Premier League season after van Gaal claimed the Spaniard did not want to play.

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Keeper De Gea To Be Starter For Man United Against Basel

Manchester, Sep 11 (IANS) Manchester United head coach Jose Mourinho confirmed on Monday that Spanish goalkeeper David De Gea would be his side’s starter for the UEFA Champions League opener against Swiss football outfit FC Basel here on Tuesday.

“I think in this moment, David is playing very well and is very confident. I will go with David tomorrow again,” the Portuguese coach said at the pre-match press conference, reports Efe.

Mourinho counted on Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero, substitute of De Gea, throughout the last season’s successful edition of the UEFA Europa League, but the Portuguese coach stressed that he was doing what he thinks “is the best for the team”.

On Basel, the Portuguese coach recalled that he already faced the Swiss side when he was in charge of Chelsea in the 2013-2014 season; when the English club fell 0-1 and 1-2.

However, Mourinho added that Manchester United are strong, confident and had enough quality to win the Tuesday’s game, although he predicted it to be a difficult one.

De Gea Staying At United, Says Mourinho

Manchester United’s first-choice goalkeeper David De Gea will stay with the club despite the club giving him choice to decide his future, coach Jose Mourinho said on Sunday.

“I can guarantee that he’s not going this season — that I can,” Mourinho was quoted saying by the Independent.

The 26-year-old having made 200 appearances for the English Premier League (EPL) giants helped the side secure EPL title, English Football Cup (EFL) and FA Cup once each since 2011.   Has Virat Kohli  Power Made BCCI Toothless?

Mourinho said he believes it is better to keep it up to the players to make their choice rather forcing them to stay.

“He was contacted for a long time, the club was closed, then we open because I always have this feeling of when a player has a desire to go, I don’t like to stop players to go because in the end you don’t get from them what you expect from them if they want to move and they don’t move,” the United coach said.

So we open it and then they decide to close, and I don’t think the feeling for him is very good,” he added.

De Gea is heavily linked with his birth city-club Real Madrid, the United coach claimed the goalkeeper is happy with Manchester United despite interest from the Champions League title holders.   Angad Bedi Inspired By M.S. Dhoni

“I see him really happy and focused and working better than ever, so for me 100 per cent he stays with us, David is much better now than before and he has amazing conditions to impress,” Mourinho said.

The Portugese also said he does not see any chance of Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale returning to the EPL this summer.

“It’s the same (as Ronaldo). You have contacts, you have feelings. I think it is clear Bale likes Madrid, the challenge, the situation. He is at a club in a very good situation. I never felt a desire from him to leave so why lose time and energy,” Mourinho said.

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Huge: Jose Mourinho Wants Toni Kroos In Exchange Of David De Gea

Manchester United were one of the most inconsistent sides in the Premier League in the previous season as they failed to finish in the top4 of the points table.

They did manage to step into the Champions League through the Europa League title win and are now looking to make sure that they are well equipped for the challenges that lie ahead of them next season.

Manager Jose Mourinho is desperately looking for some talented stars to add to his squad but he will also be aware of clubs who are scouting players in his first team.

One such player whose position at Old Trafford is still not settled is David de Gea.

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De Gea ready for move

The Spanish international is easily one of the best shot stoppers in the world of football at the moment and has been in impeccable form at Old Trafford in the last few years.

He is a long term transfer target for Spanish giants Real Madrid, who wanted to sign him in 2015 but missed by a whisker.

They are now back with concrete interests to sign the goal keeper from Manchester United and it is understood that De Gea may well be on his way before the start of the next season.

Reports earlier suggested that Mourinho might have won this race and may have successfully evaded interests from the Spanish giants for his number 1.

However, it is now understood that Zinedine Zidane is convinced that De Gea is the right man for the job at the Bernabeu and is ready to do what it takes to land him this summer.

And the same report claims that De Gea is also interested in moving back to his home country and Jose Mourinho is not ready to let him leave on the cheap.

Mourinho wants German midfielder in return

Real Madrid are ready to pay up to £50m for De Gea’s services, which is far less than United’s valuation but Mourinho is reportedly ready to agree to this deal, but on one condition.

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Manchester United will reportedly hold out for German midfielder Toni Kroos as a part of the deal for David de Gea if Real want to land the 27-year old this summer.

The Red Devils have a problem in their midfield with a genuine CDM lacking in their squad.

Kroos could be a more than decent solution to this problem but should United sell De Gea for Kroos?

 

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Manchester United Drop Huge Hint In Their Kit Launch Video About The Future’s Of Rooney & De Gea

Manchester United failed to finish in the top-4 in the previous season but managed to step into the Champions League in the last game of the season, and are now looking high and dry for players to improve the squad.

This will also include letting players leave the club this summer and the Red Devils have been busy on all fronts.

With Jose Mourinho desperate to add some first team quality to the lineup, there will be a number of star players who will fear for their place in the squad next season.

The manager has already allowed Zlatan Ibrahimovic to leave, deciding not to extend his contract beyond the current season, thanks to his ACL injury, and there are a few other first team stars constantly linked with an exit at the moment.

United drops hint about their futures

A number of first team stars from Old Trafford are in demand at the moment in Europe but Manchester United have dropped a huge hint about the futures of most such players.

The Red Devils launched their 2017/18 home strip recently on social media and the players they have selected have caught the eye of many of the fans of the club.

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It is quite common for clubs to remove players who are not expected to be at the club next season, from the kit launch at the start of the campaign and United have dropped a huge hint in their video today.

Here is the video:

Wayne Rooney and David de Gea star

In the release video, Manchester United have decided to include shot-stopper David de Gea and skipper Wayne Rooney, both of who are extensively linked with an exit this summer.

The Spanish keeper is wanted badly back in his hometown, and Manchester United might not be able to keep hold of him for too long.

English international Wayne Rooney has not been able to impress Mourinho in the recent season and is constantly linked with exit.

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His former club Everton are closing in on his signature but there is nothing concrete about this move.

And if these videos are anything to go by, Manchester United may yet have Rooney and De Gea in their squads next season.

Rooney and De Gea were joined by Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Luke Shaw, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Ander Herrera, Daley Blind and Victor Lindelof in the promotional photos and videos.

Do you think Manchester United will be able to keep the duo this summer?

 

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