Friday, July 1, 2011

Welcome..Man Utd New Signings!!

David de Gea and Sir Alex Ferguson

1.David De Gea

Born: 7 Nov 1990
Nationality: Spanish
Position: Goalkeeper

Atlético Madrid
UEFA Europa League: 2010
UEFA Super Cup: 2010

Spain U17                 
UEFA European Under-17 Football Championship: 2007
FIFA U-17 World Cup Runner-up: 2007

Spain U21          
UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship: 2011
 England Under-21s defender Phil Jones
2.Phil Jones
Born: 21 Feb 1992
Nationality: English
Position: Centre-back

Blackburn Rovers record
2010/11 season: 28 games
2009/10 season: 12 games
 Ashley Young in England action

3.Ashley Young

Born: 9 July 1985
Nationality: English
Position: Winger
Club Careers
Watford: 98 games 19 Goals
Aston Villa: 157 games 30 Goals

Backing the new boys

One of the longest-serving players in United’s history believes new arrivals David de Gea, Phil Jones and Ashley Young will have the fans’ full backing at Old Trafford.
Legendary left-back Arthur Albiston says the home faithful could play a big part in helping the trio of summer signings adapt to their new surroundings.
Albiston told “Our supporters are renowned for giving people time. Of course, there’s nothing they like more than watching young players come through the United ranks into the first team but they’ll have similar feelings about Jones and de Gea, given they’re only 19 and 20.
“The fans at Old Trafford have loads of patience with new players coming to the club, especially young ones, and they’ll get behind them.
“Everyone’s going to make the odd mistake but our fans are very forgiving. I’m sure Peter Schmeichel would hold his hand up to one or two mistakes in his first season. That’s something that goes with the territory.
“The crowd will give de Gea, Jones and Young every backing and if the new boys perform as well as Javier Hernandez and Chris Smalling did in their first season, I’m sure the supporters and the manager will all be delighted.”
Albiston acknowledges there are parallels between de Gea and the goalkeeper he made most of his 485 United appearances in front of, Gary Bailey. Bailey was also just out of his teens when he made his debut for the Reds in 1978 and, like de Gea, was effectively replacing a long-term number one at Old Trafford – in his case, 1968 European Cup hero and 1977 FA Cup winner Alex Stepney.
“De Gea’s in a very similar situation to Gary Bailey, who got into our side at a very young age and went on to be a fantastic servant for United,” recalled Albiston.
“I don’t know what de Gea is like confidence-wise or character-wise. But Bailey had a strong personality, with bags of confidence. And although he was thrown in at the deep end, he wasn’t shy about giving orders to experienced international defenders.
“That’s something you’ve got to do as a goalkeeper and some people find it difficult. But all players have to speak on the pitch and a goalkeeper has to be especially vociferous and organise his defence.
"De Gea has proved he can play in front of big crowds – he just needs to get to know the lads, especially the defenders. Like Bailey, Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar, he musn’t be shy in telling them what to do.” 
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