Goalkeeping can be regarded as one of the toughest jobs in football as it requires a lot of concentration. A goalkeeper needs to be very attentive as he can be called upon any time in the match and may be in some matches, he doesn't have to make a save. I can't think of any other position in football where a player need to have that much level of concentration. Goalkeepers can sometimes save a team on their own.
But if a goalkeeper makes a mistake which leads to the team conceding a goal, he is berated very badly for it. Goalkeeping is a role in which you simply can't afford to make a mistake, while in every other position, a mistake is less costly. If the job wasn't hard already, it is harder now as the goalkeepers nowadays have to be good on their feet too, and be a part of their teams attacks.
We are well past the halfway mark of the 2018/19 season of the Premier League and we have seen some brilliant performances in between the sticks. In this article we look at the top 3 goalkeeping contenders for the PFA team of the year.
#3 David de Gea
David de Gea can be arguably regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world and he has proven it for Manchester United for a long time. On his day, it is almost an impossible task to beat the Spaniard and no wonder why Manchester United fans love him so much. Manchester United are in a good moment right now and David de Gea has been very crucial for the Red Devils.
After enduring a horrible World Cup, the Spanish international has been as solid as ever for Manchester United in between the sticks. His agility and reflexes are sometimes out of this world and some of the saves he makes are almost superhuman. David de Gea's contact runs down in 2020 and Manchester United would be looking to extend their star man's contract as soon as possible.
In terms of stats in the Premier League this season, David has kept a total of 7 clean sheets and made a total of 97 saves.