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De Gea Finds his Place- like a Nervous Gambler who has Discovered Online Casinos

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea might have started his career looking like a quiet, nervous gambler in a Vegas casino but he now looks like a man who is revelling in the anonymity offered by online casinos and his display against Everton shows that he is growing in confidence.

Playing like a New Gambler who has Discovered Online Casinos

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea arrived at Old Trafford in June 2011 and was placed straight into a squad that had won the league by nine points the previous season. At just 20 years old he had become the most expensive goalkeeper in the history of British football and was expected to replace the retiring Edwin van der Sar in a team full of United legends. Perhaps then it is no wonder that in his first few months he gave off the air of a shy, nervous gambler wandering around the bright lights of a Vegas casino trying to avoid eye-contact and wary of backing a big hand at any casino game. Now, after three seasons in the United goal he may still be the big, quiet man at the back but he now looks like a gambler who has discovered the joys of online casinos and the anonymity that they offer a shy punter.


Started Poorly

De Gea arrived at Manchester United with a big reputation and, despite his tender years, had already lifted the Europa League and UEFA Super Cup with his former club Atletico Madrid. Unfortunately for Sir Alex Ferguson, who had previously had real difficulty in finding a replacement in the United goal for Peter Schmeichel, De Gea started slowly and was criticised by fans and pundits for being too lightweight and indecisive. He was eventually dropped by Ferguson and replaced in goal by Anders Lindegaard in the January of 2012, and recently revealed that he considered quitting Old Trafford, but he was given another chance and has gone on to repay the faith that was shown in him.


De Gea’s Achievements

At 23, the man from Madrid has already achieved a huge amount in the game;

  • Made his debut for Atletico Madrid aged 18
  • Represented Spain at the 2012 Olympics
  • Made full Spain debut in 2014, was also selected for the World Cup Squad
  • Britain’s most expensive goalkeeper- £17.8m
  • Won Europa League and UEFA Super Cup in 2010
  • Premier League Winner 2012-13
  • Manchester United Player of the Year 2013-14

Unbeatable against Everton

Despite all of his accolades and big game experience, De Gea has arguably yet to play a better game than the one he did against Everton last weekend. The 6ft 4in keeper was masterful in first saving Leighton Baines penalty and then diving full stretch to his left to save from Bryan Oviedo in the dying seconds. Having cemented his place as number one, De Gea now looks cool, calm and composed and able to make the kind of saves that many others in the Premier League would struggle to pull off. United’s defence may have been shaky this season but David De Gea has been a rock and if he can continue to perform in the way he did against Everton then they will always be hard to beat.

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By RedManc

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