How Neuer finally found love at Bayern Munich

The young Manuel Neuer stood on Schalke's Nordkurve, watching his idol Jens Lehmann, dreaming of playing for die Knappen [The Miners]. When he did so, he caught the attention of a continent.

Now 27, Neuer is perhaps best remembered for his 'One-Man Show' displays in the Champions League against Porto in 2008 and Manchester United three years later, with the latter prompting high praise from Sir Alex Ferguson. "In my time at United it's the finest display of goalkeeping against us," declared the Scot. "I'm sure there have been other feats but tonight I saw a really good one. He was incredible."

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