Gary Nevill say Manchester United's treble win helped the Premier League
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Manchester United’s goalkeeping contingent is as strong as ever at the minute.
The world-class David de Gea is undoubtedly the number one in the pack, but over the past couple of seasons the Spaniard has faltered at times.
Dean Henderson impressed on loan at Sheffield United for two seasons as he entered the England set-up.
And due to his good form, it was rumoured that De Gea would be sold in order to accommodate the young Englishman.
With Tom Heaton and Sergio Romero having acted as back-up over the last few seasons, there are experienced goalkeepers who have battled with him for the number one jersey.
In fact, De Gea even thought his jersey would be snapped up by Henderson after the 1-0 defeat to Villarreal at the end of last season in the Europa League final.
But his superb performance in the game against Unai Emery’s side – which finished 2-1 after a dramatic Cristiano Ronaldo winner – limited the score to what could have been four or five.
Saves from Arnaut Danjuma and Paco Alcacer prevented United from going into the break two goals down.
And it sends out a message to Henderson that he is still the top choice at the club.
His performance against West Ham United had put the wheels in motion, and with the world watching against Villarreal he has put Henderson in his place.
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De Gea has already spoken about the goalkeeping competition at Old Trafford.
And having excelled for a decade, his consistency to stay at the top has paid tribute to his talents.
“I’ve been with many great keepers here,” De Gea said.
“All of my career in Manchester it’s been Sergio (Romero), (Victor) Valdes, Anders (Lindegaard), there’s always been great goalkeepers here in the club,” he said.
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“It’s not just the fight between keepers, it’s fighting between the players.
“We always try to bring the best players so it’s always going to be fighting for your position.
“That’s Manchester United, we try to be ambitious and bring the best players and then try to fight for your position. That’s football, that’s Manchester United.”
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