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Ferguson scoured the globe for a man capable of stepping into Van der Sar's shoes, who wouldn't be overwhelmed by the prospect of following one of the game's greats.
The list of keepers cast aside by Ferguson is a lengthy one.
De Gea is United's most expensive signing since Dimitar Berbatov arrived from Tottenham for 30.75m.
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United famously struggled to find a long term successor for Peter Schmeichel before eventually signing Van der Sar.
"That's the impression I get and I don't understand it. It's Nike Air Max 90 Hyperfuse Independence Day nothing to do with his age. They never did that with Petr Cech."
Like it or not, De Gea wrote his own headlines when culpable for two goals in the Community Shield victory over City and the numerous errors that followed.
He came up with the little known Spaniard De Gea.
to the Premier League.
In short, the veteran, who won four Premier League titles and the Champions League in the Indian summer of his career, was simply too good to allow to wind down his playing days in a bit part role.
And that is why the Spanish under 21 international came under such intense scrutiny when his opening months in English football saw him produce one high profile gaffe after another.
wide of the mark."There's obviously an agenda on De Gea," he said last September. "We've experienced that in the press for some reason. They seem desperate for the boy to fail.
Naturally the search for a successor was an arduous and daunting one.
Now they had the problem of replacing another legend, with Ferguson placing his faith in a 20 year old, having spent huge sums of money on him to boot.
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That is a measure of the faith Ferguson had in a player, who he believed could develop like Petr Cech at Chelsea and establish himself as one of the world's best.
at Old Trafford, even Ferguson decided enough was enough, giving Anders Lindegaard his chance to establish himself.
Gianluigi Buffon is the only keeper who cost more than De Gea at 32.6m.
Still as good as anything in Europe even at the age of 40, Ferguson was prepared to move on Foster a player he had tipped to be the last line of defence for United and England for a good decade or more.
From Jim Leighton to Mark Bosnich to Massimo Taibi to Fabien Barthez and Tim Howard once the Scot has decided you are not up to grade at United there is usually only one outcome.
At that point there seemed no way back for De Gea.
Rather De Gea was scrutinised because of Ferguson's track record when it comes to signing keepers, and because of the man he was replacing.
Furthermore, he was prepared to make the then 20 year old the second most expensive goalkeeper in history, paying Atletico Madrid 18.9m to bring him Air Max 90 Red And White
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