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21 Apr 2018 08:44:00
Contribute to a debate from last night guys. If you could sign a 22 year old De Gea or Schmeichel today, which would you choose and primarily why?

My choice was Schmikes because of his willingness to verbally bash a teammates when needed. I also believe that he was marginally a better keeper with outstanding distribution.

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21 Apr 2018 09:11:06
Pete commanded his box better and was a better all-around keeper.

21 Apr 2018 09:39:44
Schmeichel changed the art of goalkeeping, which is a pretty big endorsement. And while his agility was great for a fella his size, DDG's reactions are the best I've ever seen in a goalie. If I had to pick one, it would be big Pete, for the reason jred mentioned. Better all round keeper.

21 Apr 2018 10:30:15
Big pete. Best I've ever seen as noucamp says he changed the art of goalkeeping. A fearsome character and competitor. He frightened opponents and teammates alike. Left us too early imo.
Ddg is for me the best in the world at the moment. But imo pete is still the best we've ever had.

21 Apr 2018 11:05:46
Big Pete intimidated the opponents strikers was great at 1v1s made himself so big and just the size of him made him imposing and dominated the box. DDG better shot stopper and currently best in the world.

21 Apr 2018 11:53:13
Big Pete was just a man mountain of a man. He commanded his box so well and that is such an integral part to the British game as a goal keeper. David is a better shot stopped perhaps the best I have ever seen. But he can still be a bit shakey at times under the high ball. A mixture of two would have been super human. We have been blessed to have had both of them at our club. Hope we can keep hold of David for many more years to come.

21 Apr 2018 12:13:29
I would go Van Dee Saar personally best of both.

21 Apr 2018 12:14:03
Vds was very close to both. Again if he had replaced big pete it would have been awesome. A calming presence and pretty much error free in his whole tome with us. Betty much am unsung hero when compared with pete and ddg. 3 class acts.

21 Apr 2018 12:14:29
Schmeichel.

21 Apr 2018 12:32:19
Taibi all day long, some keeper, you wouldn't put the ball under his legs.

21 Apr 2018 12:42:12
They are different type of keepers. It all depends on what the team needs. De Gea can still improve so it is hard to say who is inferior.

21 Apr 2018 14:20:02
I grew up watching us around the time of Barthez and Roy Carroll. van der Saar was outstanding, and I’ve watched many videos and games of big pete. For me Both Schmeichel and VDS had great back 4s in front of them, something which De Gea really isn’t had. its hard to pick just one as all three are truly world class.
Caolán.

21 Apr 2018 14:27:24
Anyone would do, Big Pete or Dave the save. But Pete is all from videos and old footage and Dave from games so I go for DDG. What would be your choice ed1 always love your takes on these sorts of things?

{Ed001's Note - has to be Schmeichel, he dominated the penalty area in a way de Gea never does. He ran the defence as well, whereas modern keepers just keep goal.}

21 Apr 2018 16:27:58
Thanks ed1.
I don't think there is anyone of the Schmeichel anymore. Must say we have had some of the best ever GK in the PL era (some ones too) . Schmeichel is probably the best in PL era (most people express that)

21 Apr 2018 16:57:31
Tough one to call. De Gea really did weather a storm when he first arrived and he has kept us in so many games. Has an amazing temperament and mental strength.
But Schmeichel pips it for me. A winner and warrior, he dominated opponents with his presence and bloody minded mentality. A truly great signing by Ferguson.
Not many shout outs for Paddy Roche who cost us the title in '75.
I think a lot of today's top keepers like to play the "sweeper keeper" if the defence is playing a high line, they have to. Ederson is a good example, he's really surprised me, his distribution is excellent. De Gea used to really be able to ping those passes out but this season, his distribution has been the poorest part of his game and he's actually a very good passer of the ball.

21 Apr 2018 20:12:14
Schmeichel all day long. Commanded the area and organized defence. Ddg doesn't do either.

22 Apr 2018 10:36:56
Schmeichel not just for commanding the defence but because one on one the big Dane was the best I have ever seen, always felt no one could beat him when they ran in on goal.







 

 

 
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