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Edwin van der Sar vs David de Gea: Comparing Manchester United’s two goalkeepers

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Edwin van der Sar

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Edwin van der Sar is one of the best goalkeepers in football history and he has been a part of Manchester United’s incredible squad. Following the retirement of the goalie, David de Gea inherited the No 1 shirt at Old Trafford. But who is better from these two?

Van der Sar joined United in 2005, from Fulham for a €4.00m. While De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid for a €25.00m in 2011, when Van der Sar hanged his boots.

During his time at Old Trafford, Van der Sar made 266 appearances, conceded 202 goals and kept 135 clean sheets.

The Spaniard, meanwhile, has made 394 appearances, has conceded 406 goals and has kept 138 clean sheets.

Van der Sar’s trophies at Manchester United: 4 Premier League, 2 English League Cup, 1 Champions League, 4 English Super Cup, 1 FIFA Club World Cup.

De Gea’s trophies at Manchester United: 1 Premier League, 1 FA Cup, 1 English League Cup, 1 Europa League, 3 English Super Cup.

Van der Sar’s highest market value was €6.00m in 2004, while De Gea’s highest market value was €70.00m in 2018.

So who is better Van der Sar or De Gea?

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