De Gea hails ‘real Man Utd’ after starring against Spurs

first_img0Shares0000Unbeatable: Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was in superb form against Tottenham at Wembley © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 13 – David De Gea said the “real Manchester United” had been on show after his brilliant goalkeeping display secured a 1-0 win over Tottenham at Wembley on Sunday.Victory gave Ole Gunnar Solskjaer his sixth successive win in all competitions, and fifth in a row in the Premier League, as United’s caretaker manager since replacing the sacked Jose Mourinho. It also meant the former United striker had broken the record of the legendary Matt Busby, who won his first five games as the Old Trafford club’s manager.Marcus Rashford scored the only goal shortly before half-time but credit for the win belonged primarily to De Gea whose 11 saves were the most he had made in a top-flight match without conceding a goal.But the 28-year-old played down his contribution to United’s latest victory, a win that saw them draw level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal and instead praised the “happiness” Solskjaer has brought to the dressing room.“We won the game against a top team, we controlled the first half but in the second half they had chances,” De Gea told Sky Sports.“I was feeling very well with the first two saves, it was a great game. I don’t even remember some of the saves so I can’t pick a best.“The manager brought some happiness, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now.“This is the real Manchester United.”Meanwhile, Rashford was in no doubt about how much De Gea had done against a Tottenham side who remained nine points adrift of league leaders Liverpool.“It’s a good responsibility to be the main striker but everyone has chipped in,” said Rashford. “It was the keeper (who won us the game) today.”Meanwhile Tottenham defender Ben Davies said Mauricio Pochettino’s men should not be disheartened by a defeat that was largely down to De Gea’s ‘dream match’ between the posts.“David de Gea has pulled off three or four brilliant saves, and on another day, they go in,” Davies said.“It is disappointing but it wasn’t the worst performance. The boys up front are slotting them away most weeks, but today it wasn’t their day.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Alonso nears perfection in qualifier

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week “I am a little bit surprised to be on pole position, but the car was perfect,’ Alonso said. “Tomorrow I am full of confidence for all the team.’ McLaren and Renault are dueling for the constructors title, whose standings determine how much funding each team receives from auto racing’s governing body. Renault leads McLaren by two points, reversing the two-point advantage that McLaren held last week. The competition could go down to the last lap of the last race, just as Raikkonen passed Fisichella on the final circuit of last week’s Japanese Grand Prix. Raikkonen has seven victories this season, including four in the last six races, to Alonso’s six. Raikkonen and teammate Juan Pablo Montoya have won the last six races, with three each. Alonso hasn’t won since July. CONCORD, N.C. Feeling singled out by NASCAR’s proposed cap on teams, Roush Racing distributed a 10-point argument Saturday outlining the benefits of multi-car ownership. First, he’ll have to fend off a surging Kimi Raikkonen, the Formula One runner-up hoping to capture the team title for McLaren today. Alonso won the driver title two races ago, becoming Formula One’s youngest champion at 24. The Spaniard earned his sixth pole position of 2005 and the ninth of his career. With teammate Giancarlo Fisichella qualifying second, Renault will dominate the front row of the starting grid for the first time this season. NASCAR chairman Brian France said last weekend he was looking at placing a limit on the number of teams a car owner will be able to field in the Nextel Cup series. Any limits would be phased in over the next few seasons. Car owner Jack Roush who owns five teams and all five qualified for NASCAR’s Chase for the championship was told of the plans second-hand, and his management group spent a large part of this week preparing the five-page document they placed around the garage area at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. FONTANA Honda will be supplying engines to Indy Racing League teams through 2009, it was announced Saturday at California Speedway. Whether any other engine manufacturers will join Honda in the IRL is yet to be determined. Honda made its commitment to the IRL as Chevrolet and Toyota are preparing to leave the open-wheel racing series. Chevrolet is gone after the 2005 season. Toyota will leave after 2006. As it stands, Honda will be the sole engine supplier to the IRL when the 2007 season starts. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SHANGHAI, China Renault’s Fernando Alonso turned in a nearly flawless qualifying lap Saturday, putting him in position to add the team title to his driver championship entering the season-ending Chinese Grand Prix. last_img read more

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