“Manchester United’s goalkeeping curse,” is not an Alex Ferguson term of abuse; rather, something fans have lived in fear of since Peter Schmeichel’s commanding seven-year stint came to an end.
But for the excellence of Edwin van der Sar, much of the post-1999 period would have been a throwback to the days of 70s sometime-shot-stopper Paddy Roche.
Now, with neither David De Gea nor his rotation rival Anders Lindergaard convincing as yet, talk of this curious Old Trafford phenomenon continues to hang over United’s last line of defence.
Wondering if maybe he should have stuck that chewing gum on some of their gloves, let’s take a few pot shots at Fergie’s 10 worst picks between the posts (in chronological order).
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