Manchester United lackluster but lucky once again, as David De Gea excels


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MANCHESTER — Take a bow, David De Gea. In fact, take several.

Not for the first time this season the majority of the 75,000 plus fans inside Old Trafford sung his name in unison as the Spanish goalkeeper put on a clinic of fine saves to shutout bitter rivals Liverpool and help Manchester United win their sixth-straight match to solidify third place in the Premier League.

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Speaking after the game Louis van Gaal spoke of his delight with De Gea’s display, who won the Man of the Match award in perhaps the most lopsided vote in recent times, but was reluctant to heap too much praise on the 24-year-old’s shoulders as he added this performance against Liverpool to fine displays against Everton, Stoke and Arsenal already this season.

“I’m proud we have a clean sheet but that is also because David De Gea has…

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