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David De Gea's Pass For Manchester United's Third Goal Was A Moment Of Brilliance

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David De Gea's Pass For Manchester United's Third Goal Was A Moment Of Brilliance

David de Gea showed off another side of his ability on Saturday, with a picture perfect pass to help set up Bruno Fernandes' wonder strike against Newcastle United.

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Pretty much everything about Manchester United's win this weekend, which took them to the top of the Premier League table, was about Cristiano Ronaldo.

From the incredible reception he got when coming out onto the pitch to his two goals, both that put Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's team ahead, everyone wanted to talk about United's latest signing.

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However, despite his brilliance, the goal of the game almost certainly went to Fernandes, who scored his fourth of the season so far, with a brilliant strike from outside the box to make it 3-1.

The move for the goal was started by De Gea, with the keeper tapping into his inner Peter Schmeichel and releasing the ball quickly, with a perfect pass, to start the counter attack.

The Spain goalkeeper was unseated as United's number one towards the end of last season, with Dean Henderson replacing him between the sticks.

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By the end of the season the former Atletico Madrid keeper was back in goal for Solskjaer's side and wore the gloves for the Europa League final.

With Henderson still recovering after having Covid-19, it's been a decent start to the season for De Gea, who kept a clean sheet against Wolves and was only beaten by excellent strikes against Leeds and Newcastle United.

Manquillo strikes to make it 1-1, before Ronaldo, Fernandes and Lingard made it 4-1. Image: PA Images
Manquillo strikes to make it 1-1, before Ronaldo, Fernandes and Lingard made it 4-1. Image: PA Images

The 30-year-old isn't particularly well known for his passing ability, and it's usually rival Ederson amongst the city's goalkeepers known for their footwork.

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The Brazilian, who was nearly replaced by Scott Carson for the weekend's game against Leicester City, is so good at passing it's previously been claimed he could play outfield.

Ederson recently joined in with the suggestion when he joked that he could play in place of Kevin de Bruyne and no one would actually notice the difference.

As well as playing outfield, it's previously been said that the former Benfica number one should be the team's penalty taker, as they've had issues with spot kicks in recent years.

On Saturday though, it was all about De Gea's ability to pass the ball, when it wasn't about everything Ronaldo was doing anyway...

Featured Image Credit: Premier Sports

Topics: Football, Premier League, Manchester United, Bruno Fernandes, David De Gea

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