David James : De Gea is the key to Manchester United’s title challenge


Can Manchester United go on to win the much coveted Premier League trophy after three seasons? Well, given the way the team are performing now a days, the fans have certainly got their hopes high and they have more reasons to cheer now; for David James has the same belief.

The former Liverpool and England goalkeeper, while talking to ManUtd.com, has said that Manchester United are in a good form of late and they are serious contenders to win the title this season. And the key to success? In David James’ opinion, it’s another goalkeeper and another David. No point to guess the name – it’s none other than David de Gea, who was about to leave the club for Real Madrid last summer but had to stay back due to problems with his paperwork.

De Gea has been in an astounding form and thanks to him, Manchester United have not conceded a single goal in the last five competitive matches. Although they now sit at the fourth position of the table, they are only one point adrift of league leaders Manchester City and with some easy fixtures ahead, they surely can look forward to reach the top of the table by the end of this year.

David James is a long-term admirer of David de Gea
David James is a long-term admirer of David de Gea

However, David James has aptly mentioned that the Spaniard is the talisman United needed. “I think David is a wonderful goalkeeper,” James told, “United needed him to stay at the club in order to challenge for the title and he has kept five or six clean sheets already in the league this season.”

He further added, “I was a big admirer of him when he was at Atletico. He got unwarranted criticism for his strength in the air at first but he’s sorted that out himself and he looks confident and composed. He also has 10 players in front of him who are very capable, so it puts United in a good position.”

In addition, James also mentioned that  he is a long-term admirer of Sergio Romero too, “And I think Sergio Romero is a great goalkeeper. The signing went under the radar a little but I like him and I think the goalkeeper position at United is strong. I just hope Liverpool fans aren’t reading this!”

David James was back at Old Trafford this Saturday to take part in David Beckham’s initiative UNICEF ‘Match for Children’.


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