Club: Manchester United
The first inclusion in the goalkeeper section of this countdown is Manchester United stopper De Gea. Arriving at Old Trafford from La Liga outfit Atletico Madrid at the tender age of 20, there were initially huge concerns among supporters that he just was not up to the physicality of the Premier League as he routinely struggled to impose himself against opposition forwards.
With a little time and faith, however, the Spaniard has flourished into arguably one of the best 'keeper's on the planet. A tremendous shot-stopper with lightning reflexes, De Gea is one of the few players who appear to have been absolved of criticism during Manchester United's underwhelming 2013/14 campaign to date.