Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012
“The thing with Blackburn is they always possess a goal threat, and I have to admit David De Gea kept us in it, with some brilliant saves.” – Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
When Manchester United lost to Blackburn at Old Trafford on the final day of 2011, David De Gea had probably his worst game for the club, just four months later the young Spaniard proved his worth.
At Ewood Park on Monday night, De Gea kept United in the game with some excellent saves, particularly the two that came at the end of the first half at a crucial time of the game.
Despite clinching a major victory in the context of the season and in beating Manchester City to the title, not everything went right for Manchester United.
There was an amusing moment in the second half when Ryan Giggs and Wayne Rooney weren’t quite on the same wavelength when taking a free-kick.
UPDATE: Turns out the Giggs-Rooney “free-kick fail” was most likely planned – see this article posted a few hours later.