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Not all plain sailing for Spanish star
Not all plain sailing for Spanish star.

3. David de Gea

Manchester United's £18.9m capture of David de Gea in 2011 was the second most expensive transfer fee paid for a goalkeeper in the history of the game, all for a player aged just 20.

De Gea struggled to cope with the physical demands of the Premier League during his first full campaign, coming in for fierce criticism and a fight for a starting spot from Anders Lindegaard.

Spain's stunning young stopper has stayed strong despite those knocks though, proving a consistent performer on United's comfortable march towards the title last season and even during a turbulent campaign at Old Trafford this time round.

Francis Jeffers
Gareth Bale
Glen Johnson
Wilfried Zaha
Theo Walcott
Manchester City
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
Ben Foster
Manchester United
David de Gea
Tottenham Hotspur
Romelu Lukaku
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