- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LONDON (AP) - Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:


Julian Bennetts, Hayters news agency, England

“Is there a better goalkeeper in the world on present form than David De Gea? Manuel Neuer may argue the case but the Manchester United man is at the top of his game.”


Sam Tighe, Bleacher Report, England

“Monaco crowned a brilliant week with a 1-0 victory over Ligue 1 leader Marseille. After qualifying for the UEFA Champions League top of their group, they knocked off France’s second-best club with another clean sheet victory.”


Aurelio Capaldi, RAI Sport, Italy

“Goals from Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie allowed Manchester United to beat Liverpool 3-0, but Louis van Gaal must be very grateful to De Gea.”


Tom Timmermann, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, United States

“If Real Madrid never loses, it seems to make a solid case for being the best club out there. Twenty in a row of anything is pretty good.”


Marco Monteverde, News Corp. Australia

“Whether it’s the Champions League or La Liga, Carlo Ancelotti’s men (Real Madrid) just keep getting the business done. (Cristiano) Ronaldo’s consistency in all competitions is amazing.”


Tito Puccetti, ESPN, Argentina

“Louis van Gaal has managed six wins in a row and, although his team does not yet defend well, he has De Gea as a savior.”


Cedric Rouquette, CReaFeed agency, France

“Like Real Madrid, all seems so easy for the Bundesliga leader (Bayern Munich), dominant in their group in the Champions League.”


Alejandro Cisternas, El Mercurio, Chile

“Van Gaal’s system is starting to work for Manchester United, despite not having Angel di Maria.”


Chris Tait, The Herald, Scotland

“Not long after producing a stellar performance for Manchester United, De Gea had been recast as a star of social media. Images of the goalkeeper performing incredible feats proliferated online, among them a picture of the Spaniard saving the Titanic, to depict just how significant his contribution had been.”


Mike McGrath, The Sun, England

“De Gea rightly took the plaudits for his performance against Liverpool. His saves were the difference between the two teams, despite the 3-0 scoreline.”


Manos Staramopoulos, Dimocratia, Greece

“Bayern Munich’s Pep Guardiola continues unabated in the Bundesliga. His side won 4-0 away to Augsburg, and seems to be marching to yet another title.”

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