I got my first look at 20 year old Kasper in Manchester City’s 1-0 win over arch rivals Manchester United last weekend. City’s goalkeeper was excellent is keeping United’s potent attack at bay and rightly deserved the plaudits on keeping a clean sheet against the defending EPL champs and favourites to win again. Notice the familiar face? See something familiar in the way that he carries himself and plays on the field?
You would because Kasper is the 20 year old son of former Manchester United & Denmark goalkeeping star Peter Schmeichel! Yes the great Dane & star goalie, who left United in 1999 has a son and he is a good goalkeeper himself. Isn’t that ironic that the son plays for his dad’s former club’s crosstown rivals? Absolutely the stuff of legends. I again managed to catch him in the 0-1 loss to Arsenal but he played really well and stopped a Robin Van Persie penalty. Hope to see more of the younger Schmeichel in years & years to come. He has massive shoes to fill – dad Peter was twice voted the World’s Best Goalkeeper and is often considered among the all-time top 3 goalies ever. Well, he has had a good start!