David De Gea in tears as new Manchester United keeper says farewell to Atletico Madrid | Mail Online
David De Gea broke down in floods of tears last night as he bade farewell to Atletico Madrid, just hours after his first interview as a Manchester United player.
The last player I remember having such a hard time leaving his Spanish club was Arsenal's Jose Antonio Reyes. He too was in tears upon leaving Sevilla, where he had played since the age of 15. And despite the occasional flash of brilliance, he never settled into what was very much Thierry Henry's Arsenal team.
Now I'm not saying that De Gea is another Reyes. But what would worry me is that the United keeper job is SO high pressure. It has chewed up and spit out the likes of Taibi, Carroll, Howard, and seemingly most recently Kuzszcak. I know that the reviews of De Gea praise his mental strength, and I'm not going to judge based on this moment.
But still, it does give one a little pause.