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“Worst Thing To Happen In 40 Years” Manchester United Great David De Gea Slated

David De Gea has been a Man Utd player since 2011
David De Gea has been a Man Utd player since 2011

Goalkeeper David De Gea has been unable to move - off the pitch at least - for football fans praising his skills between the sticks for Manchester United.

The apple of Red Devils’ eyes everywhere, the Spanish goalkeeper has been crowned the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year a record four times by the club - one more than Cristiano Ronaldo.

He’s in the top ten of the most saves produced in the Premier League - the youngest player to feature on the list - and regularly astounds on a weekly basis with simply out-of-this-world shot-stops, the sheer amount requiring multiple replay reels for the football aficionado to gobble up.

However, if you thought ‘Dave’ was immune from criticism, think again; the Spain number one has extraordinarily come under attack in his homeland.

The Mirror reports that Spanish TV presenter Jose Miguel Monzon Navarro took the time to produce a scathing attack on the goalkeeper - rather out of the blue - taking his poor performances in the last World Cup for the national team to compare him to some of the worst political discontent suffered in Spain since 1981;

"There have been very serious attacks, we have participated in an illegal war, a declaration of independence, there has been a political party judicially condemned for financing itself through irregular means.

"And that's not even mentioning the worst thing that has happened to this country since then: having put De Gea as the goalkeeper at the World Cup."


Still, if you think De Gea would be affected by such an assault, the one thing he’s probably not saved this season is a second’s thought on Navarro’s comments. Spare a thought for the presenter however, who is likely to be inundated with De Gea devotees filling his inbox.

De Gea is likely to feature once again for Manchester United this weekend when they travel down to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham in the Premier League.

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