David de Gea masterclass helps steer Man United to Wembley with win over West Ham

by Sam Peoples

David de Gea was in magnificent form for Manchester United at Upton Park on Wednesday night and played a crucial role in the 2-1 win which takes Louis van Gaal‘s side to Wembley next weekend.

There were two particular saves which stand out from De Gea; one which saw him use his legs to somehow send the ball vertically upwards and over the bar when knocking it back into play seemed inevitable and his brilliant double save in the dying minutes with West Ham pushing for an equaliser.

After a nervous end to the game, you could see what it meant to De Gea to reach the FA Cup semi-final:


He genuinely loves being a United player, that has always come across, and he wants nothing more than to succeed with us. Now we’ve got a trip to Wembley, we’re one game away from the FA Cup final and the chance to win a competition which has eluded us for over a decade.

One of the most important bits of transfer business we did last summer was to keep De Gea at the club and his performance against West Ham, the latest in a string of excellent ones from him this year, goes to show he really is one of the best goalkeepers in the world now.

There is going to be a lot of change once again at United this summer but just like last year, trying to hold onto De Gea has to be one of our utmost priorities.

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