It has probably been said before, but let’s say it again: there is no better Manchester United player at present than David De Gea.
The club have spent £215m since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson but the most influential member of the squad is one bequeathed by the former boss. The work of goalkeepers goes criminally underrated – just look at the list of Ballon d’Or winners – and it sometimes feels that people forget saving a goal makes just as significant an impact on the scoresheet as scoring one.
Having already produced countless brilliant saves in the Premier League this season, the Spaniard, in the pick of his EIGHT stops yesterday, denied Raheem Sterling in sensational fashion even after the England star had appeared to have given him the slip to tap into an empty net.
It was a quite brilliant recovery from the Spaniard, who continues to outshine all others at Manchester United. Peter Schmeichel took to Twitter to declare it “brilliant” and there is no higher praise to say it was a moment worthy of the great Dane himself. And his save to tip Mario Balotelli’s shot onto the bar wasn’t bad either. The fact he was named man of the match said it all.