Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea reminds fans of Moscow Champions League win in 2008

by Sid Choudhary

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has delighted fans with a reminder of the 2008 Champions League win in Moscow.

De Gea and his team travel to the Russian capital as they take on CSKA Moscow in Europe’s elite competition and the stopper is evidently happy to be going to the place where Man United won their third Champions League crown.

United beat Chelsea on penalties in the final at the Luznikhi stadium more than seven years ago and the city will always have part to play in the club’s history.

United’s goalkeeper at the time, Edwin van der Sar, was the hero on the day when he saved Nicolas Anelka’s spot-kick to make his side kings of Europe.

It ended a nine-year wait for the biggest prize in club football and sparked a European revival for United as they made it to two more finals in the next three years.

De Gea will be hoping he can have the same impact that Van Der Sar had in 2008. The sides will not be playing at the same stadium, as the Luznikhi undergoes renovation ahead of the 2018 World Cup, but the Spaniard will be hoping he is up to the task in a crucial game for the Reds.

Having lost their European opener to PSV Eindhoven before beating Wolfsburg, a win away at Moscow is crucial. Louis van Gaal has previously said that draws in away games in the Champions League are the minimum of what they should achieve and De Gea will know that he has to be on top form to ensure United come away with a positive result.

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