David de Gea's 5 Most Impressive Saves for Manchester United

Devil in a New DressSenior Writer IOctober 16, 2011

David de Gea's 5 Most Impressive Saves for Manchester United

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    David de Gea's man of the match performance for Manchester United at Anfield against Liverpool silenced his detractors and proved just how valuable the young United shot-stopper could be.

    The young Spaniard has had his moments of uncertainty—however when tasked with the role of filling the boots of the great Edwin van der Sar, isn't that to be expected of a 20-year-old?

    It certainly is, and there certainly have been questions—and those questions are being answered as they come. Here's a look at David de Gea's five most impressive saves for Manchester United. 

Penalty Save vs Arsenal

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    It is speculation, but had this penalty save by David de Gea not been made at this point in the match, the outcome of this match could have been different.

    This was the first big test of de Gea's Manchester United career, and boy, did he pass with flying colors.

Keeping the Blues Away

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    Manchester City, together with Chelsea, will be United's biggest rival for the title this season and, if only for the sake of it, United needed to silence their noisy neighbors and show them they weren't relinquishing their titles any time soon.

    These stunning saves from de Gea went some way to helping United to victory.

Salvo at West Brom

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    United's first game of the Premier League season wasn't without its difficulties.

    An unexpected de Gea mistake gave West Bromwich Albion a sniff at the match, but this stunning save made up for it.

Man of the Match Performance at Anfield

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    Manchester United had no business taking anything out of this game. Liverpool created and created, chance after chance after chance—however, thanks largely to de Gea, United left with an undeserved point. But perhaps, de Gea's performance earned the point.

    I am without doubt that any and all demons that may have dogged the young Spaniard prior to this match were, in this match, irrevocably exorcised.

Preseason vs Barcelona

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    This brilliant save from Pedro's shot for Barcelona in just his second game for United underlined just how solid de Gea could be when called upon.

    United went on to win this game.

And Here's Some More..

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    A great goalkeeper in the making?