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Spain U23 look to be in perfect shape ahead of London 2012. Will they clinch gold 20 years after winning the 1992 edition of the Olympic Football tournament?
Spain’s Olympic history
Spain’s best memory at the Olympic Men’s Football tournament remains the 1992 edition in Barcelona. They fulfilled their goal of winning gold on home soil under the leadership of Pep Guardiola. Spain kept a clean sheet all the way to the final where they defeated Poland 3-2 in front of 95,000 spectators at the Camp Nou.
At the 1996 Olympics in USA, the then defending champions could not retain their title. An emphatic 4-0 loss against eventual runners-up Argentina sent Spain home in the quarter-finals.
Competition for the gloves at Manchester United doesn’t exist between David de Gea and Anders Lindegaard. It all has to do with the fatigue factor, Ferguson insists.
David de Gea didn’t represent Manchester United on Wednesday night as the Red Devils took on Portuguese giants Benfica in Lisbon. Anders Lindegaard was instead giving the chance to complete his UEFA Champions League debut. As quoted on Manchester United’s official website, Lindegaard reminded the public that his presence at the club was meant to be felt.
“I have said one thousand times before that I am not here to pick my nose. Although I came from a small team in Norway called Aalesunds, I am here because I want to play, not because I want to sit on the bench,” the goalkeeper declared.
Early in the season Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has put himself under pressure with some high profile errors.
United fans have seen this before, after Peter Schmeichel retired a succession of previously very good keepers arrived and failed to perform under the intense Old Trafford spotlight. Here we take a look at five men De Gea will he hoping not to emulate.
The Italian goalkeeper arrived at Old Trafford for a fee of over four million pounds. He flapped at a cross on his debut allowing Liverpool to score, and sealed his Old Trafford legacy when he allowed a rolling Matt Le Tissier shot to trickle over the line (think Rob Green only worse).
People pleading that De Gea should be “given time” may want to note that De Gea played in only 4 games, one of them a 5-0 defeat to Chelsea.
After letting Edin Dzeko’s stoppable strike in the Community Shield, David de Gea committed another error last weekend… but Ferguson insists this is all about adapting to English football!
David de Gea didn’t have a great English Premier League debut as Manchester United survived a scare on Match-day 1 of the 2011/12 domestic season. The ex-Atletico Madrid and Spanish Primera Division goalkeeper conceded a cheap goal from West Brom’s Shane Long a few minutes before half-time.
Wayne Rooney had previously given the Red Devils a great start with a 13th minute goal. But it is only Steven Reid’s late own goal (which some viewed as Ashley Young’s strike) that stole all three points for Ferguson’s boys. Now just as much as the media covered Manchester United’s opening victory, David de Gea’s unimpressive goalkeeping in the first period which allowed Shane Long to score made rounds.
Chicago Fire vs Manchester United will be highlighted by David de Gea’s role in post for the Red Devils.
Ex-Atletico Madrid star goalkeeper David de Gea has been one of Manchester United’s biggest transfer signings this summer. However, competition from Ben Amos and Anders Lindergaard—following Edwin van der Sar’s retirement—explain that De Gea’s place as Fergie’s number 1 choice is not yet cemented.
The young goalie will be given a great chance on Saturday to fight for his career at Old Trafford when Manchester United will face Chicago Fire in the USA.
“David de Gea will be the main choice [for Manchester United],” the Old Scot told reporters before quickly adding:
Atletico Madrid’s shot stopper De Gea is reportedly on Manchester United’s transfer radar as the most probable person to replace the retiring Edwin Van der Sar. And yes, Fergie must capture him!
After almost 21 years between the sticks with different clubs, Manchester United’s Edwin Van der Sar is set to hang up his gloves at Old Trafford. The ex-Ajax, Juventus and Fulham goalkeeper is admired for maintaining consistency season over season. His 130 matches for the Netherlands’ national football team and his more than 800 appearances in club football have certainly tired his body.
However, his performances haven’t been that affected. Even this season, which is understood to be his last, he’s been extremely reliable with more than 10 clean sheets in 35 appearances under his belt. A few more and he will remarkably reach the 20-clean sheets mark at the end of this term.
Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes deservingly receive global praises from fans and coaches for their commitment to Manchester United, but Edwin Van der Sar’s name can definitely not be omitted from the Red Devils’ list of major weapons. Following his arrival at Old Trafford from Fulham 6 years ago, the 40-year-old goalkeeper transformed into an important asset within Sir Alex Ferguson’s team.
Atletico Madrid start the defense of their UEFA Europa League title against Aris tonight. Goalkeeper David de Gea has urged his team to take all three points.
“It’s going to be difficult. It’s our first game in the Europa League and we are aware that it is important to grab a win. We are looking forward to starting well.
“The pitch is tiny and the fans [of Aris] will put pressure on us. But, we are used to this sort of thing and we have to win the match above all.”