Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Keeper King David Can Rule the World

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Keeper King David Can Rule the World

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UNITED goalkeeper David De Gea will become a big hit in world football - but the 21-year-old needs to be Sir Alex Ferguson's regular No.1 to achieve it. That is the view of Spain's Under-21 coach Julen Lopetegui. De Gea is on Spanish Under-21 duty today in Burgos in the first leg of the play-off against Denmark for a place in next summer European Championships in Israel. When the United keeper returns to Old Trafford following the second leg in Denmark next Tuesday, he will be looking to play his first back-toback Premier League matches since the opening two games of the season when the Reds host Stoke City, having got the nod against Newcastle last Sunday. The St James' Park outing, in which he kept a clean sheet, was his first in the Premier League the since Fulham match in August. But his Reds rival Anders Lindegaard, who pulled out of Denmark's full squad due to an ankle injury, has played in the other four league games. …

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