2. Edwin van der Sar, Manchester United, 1991-1999,
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Over the years Manchester United have seen a number of talented shot stoppers and Edwin Van der Sar will definitely amongst one of them.
The Dutch legend came from Fulham and went on to establish his authority at the Old Trafford with his unique style of keeping. He added a new dimension to the goalkeeping traits as his ability to pass the ball precisely proved to be an asset for the Red Devils.
The former Dutch international saved Nicolas Anelka’s penalty as he lifted his second Champions League title. He was also a part of the side that dominated the English top flight for a prolonged period and had his say in United’s four Premier League title wins.
2. David De Gea, Manchester United, 2011-present,
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United paid around £17m to Atletico Madrid for his service and it has so far been an excellent journey for the Spanish custodian. But it hasn’t been a smooth ride for the shot stopper.
The rookie arrived amidst much fanfare but his rocky start had cast doubt on Alex Ferguson’s selection. A number of errors made him an easy scapegoat as the keeper had seemed to lose his place to Anders Lindegaard.
But the 2012-13 season came and the Spaniard showed why the former United manager paid big bucks to hire him. Since then the keeper has been the undisputed choice in the United goals and has saved the side on numerous occasions.
His brilliant reflex skills and excellent anticipation has made him a stand out among the current crop of keepers
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