The Spanish keeper pulled off a couple of great stops, which were fitting with his recent form, with Sir Alex Ferguson claiming de Gea has kept us in the competition.
“For the third Athletic goal, the one Muniain scored, the defence was asleep,” he said. “Rafael had fallen asleep. Some of my team-mates were a bit sleepy at Old Trafford. We played really badly and Athletic that will beat you if you make it easy for them. We expected Athletic to be very strong and they were. We’ll go to the San Mames Stadium to give it another go. Athletic Bilbao are probably the best team to visit our stadium this season.”
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