Thank you David De Gea. Those are the words that every Manchester United fan should be saying. Today he proved once again how world class he is as he made 11 saves to help Manchester United get the 1-0 victory over Spurs.
He is the best keeper in the world, there is no argument about it. He made more saves in the second half of today’s game than any other keeper has made in a full game this season.
He should be framing those boots he had on today. Most keepers would have been reaching with their hands to make some of these saves, but De Gea just sue his feet instead. It was one of those nights, he was unbeatable. As he described it below, it was the perfect night.
The Perfect Night
It wasn’t only David De Gea that thought it was the perfect night too. The plaudits have been flying in following David’s heroics. You can see some of them below:
No 1 in the World
He’s a Wall
United Legend Peter Schmeichel described David De Gea as a wall. A compliment from the best to the best.
Man of the Match
There were quite a few people, however, saying the saves weren’t great as they were “right at him”. Fellow Goalkeeper and former United player Ben Foster was quick to jump to his defence below, explaining the shots are only right at him because David De Gea reads the game and attacks so well that he’s always in the right position. He says he’s a “proper goally” and you can’t teach that knack to be in the right position at the exact right time.
I see a lot of people saying all De Gea saves were straight at him, please factor in that the guy has some mad sense to know where to be at just the right time, you can’t teach that. Proper goally ?— Ben Foster (@BenFoster) January 13, 2019
It is fair to say that without David De Gea tonight, the result could have been completely different. But that is why you have the best, that is why you want the best. It wins you games. Just as Messi and Ronaldo win games, David De Gea wins you games too. All world class players win you games.
Solskjaer, who became the first United manager in history to win their first 6 games in charge, was in high praise of David. He says he is currently challenging both Edwin Van Der Sar and Peter Schmeichel for the No 1 spot in the United history books. He’s in very esteemed company and he has most of his career ahead of him.