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David de Gea, 21
Manchester United, Spain U-21
David de Gea has drawn a lot of criticism since moving to the Premier League—mostly for not being big enough and not screaming at his defenders. Welcome to British football!
And, to be fair, when he does look vulnerable, it is alarmingly eye-catching.
But it is astonishing that a keeper whose saves have safeguarded so many points for his team continues to inspire doubt among supporters.
Last season, De Gea had the best save success rate of any Premier League starting goalkeeper.
In a season when Man United's defence struggled, conceding a high number of shots on goal, De Gea's contribution was decisive in their second-place finish.
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