Video: Javier Hernandez and David de Gea swap roles in one-on-one challenge

Manchester United news: Watch Javier Hernandez and David de Gea take part in a one-on-one challenge

Paul Bailey
Published 04/25/2013 11:45 by Paul Bailey, read by 42,530 people.

Manchester United's players have enjoyed a week to remember after securing an unprecedented 20th top-flight English title following their 3-0 Premier League victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Monday night.

The celebrations went on late into the night - and the following morning - as Sir Alex Ferguson's side reclaimed the domestic crown from local rivals Manchester City with four games to spare in 2012/13.

Central to the club's success this season has been a fearsome forward line, made up of some of the Premier League's greatest attacking talent; the likes of Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.

The ever-improving David de Gea has also made big strides this campaign, to cement his place as Old Trafford's undisputed number one, after a shaky start to life in England following his high-profile move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.

His fine form has even led to suggestions that the Spanish stopper can become the best goalkeeper in the world, with Hernandez recently going on record to say that the 22-year-old has all the tools needed to reach the very top.

"A lot of people who know about football know that David is a top-class goalkeeper," the Mexican striker told MUTV back in February. "That is why Manchester United bought him. 

"They saw how good he can be. If he wasn't at the right level to play at this club he wouldn't be here and they are trying to look after him.

"To me, he is a complete goalkeeper. I think he is doing brilliant, and in a couple of years he will be the number one in the world."

One of De Gea's obvious strengths is his ability with the ball at his feet - something that he showcases here when taking part in a one-on-one challenge with Hernandez at the club's Carrington training ground - when filming a piece for Manchester United team-mate Rio Ferdinand's #5 magazine.

Watch footage of the challenge below - which also features freestyle footballers and #5 presenters Jeremy Lynch and Billy Wingrove - and check out the latest issue of the magazine by CLICKING HERE!


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