Like every club wants, Manchester United have a battle for the number one jersey. Is it Dane Anders Lindegaard or Spaniard David de Gea?
Certainly it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t made his mind up who he wants between the sticks permanently; or is this his intent to keep both keepers on their toes?
At times they have made world class saves while other times you’d think a Sunday League keeper would have saved it! It’s a lot of pressure being number one at one of the biggest football clubs in the world.
David de Gea is in poll position at the moment but he must feel the breath of Lindegaard on his neck; he was preferred against Newcastle, but for how long?
Then you can look at Tottenham where Brad Friedel lost his place to Hugo Lloris last weekend ending his 310 game run. I don’t think the big American deserved to be dropped but AVB wanted the Frenchman to get Premier League experience stating Europa League football wasn’t enough.
I have no doubt that Lloris will be a success and you don’t become a French International if you’re no good. If I was AVB I’d play Friedel as much as I could and that’s purely on form alone.
I still find it hard to believe how good he’s playing considering his age. He can play till he’s forty five with the form he’s in. Then there’s my own club who’ve signed two keepers this summer; Rob Green and Julio Cesar. Let’s face it; it’s not the same as the situation at Manchester United or Tottenham but it’s still competition!
I’m sure when Green signed he thought he’d be number one but thankfully the transfer window was still open. I’m amazed a club like QPR attracted such a world class keeper such as Cesar; but in the world of football as in life, money talks.
We may see Rob Green in goal sooner than we think as Cesar has a bad elbow; when Green’s in goal I’ll be easy to spot, I’ll have my head between my knees scared to watch/
Rob Green may make me eat my words and for once I really hope so but in the meantime I pray the injury to Cesar won’t keep him out too long.
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