Brentford's David Raya showed in six seconds why Man Utd should seal transfer and replace David De Gea as No1 keeper | The Sun

BRENTFORD keeper David Raya showed in SIX SECONDS why he is the perfect man to replace David de Gea at Manchester United.

The Bees' shot-stopper has been linked with a summer move to Old Trafford as Chelsea and Tottenham also monitor his situation.

Raya is preparing to enter the final 12 months of his contract, meaning Brentford may look to cash in on him at the end of the season.

And the ability he continues to show with his feet is something that makes him a perfect replacement for De Gea – who has been criticised for his passing.

Now Manchester Evening News have focused in on a particular passage of play from Raya during Brentford's draw with Leicester.

This came when Harvey Barnes pressed the Spaniard as he came rushing out of his penalty area.


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Raya casually dummied the Foxes forward and looked for a pass.

And when he did not see anything on, he then checked back and sold Barnes once more before releasing the ball down the line.

Raya's technical ability is something Man Utd legend Gary Neville has spoken about in the past.

Neville believes the Brentford man could "step up" to a Big Six club after describing the role of Man Utd keeper as "the single most difficult position in English football".

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Raya's stats show he is an accomplished keeper – particularly when playing the ball on the deck.

Compared with De Gea, he plays an average of 10 more passes per game.

And accurate long balls are another facet of Raya's game – something unrivalled by the Man Utd shot-stopper.

Raya has registered 298 accurate long balls this season compared with 121 for De Gea.

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