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“De Gea is the best in the world”

Following our 3-2 win against Stoke at the weekend, Javier Hernandez has hailed the performance of David de Gea, claiming that our keeper is the best in the world.

“He was wonderful,” Hernandez told the official site. “Like I always say, we are a team and there are no heroes, but in some games there are players who make the difference and David was the one on Saturday. He’s a wonderful goalkeeper, for me he’s probably the best one in the world. People don’t like to say that but, for me, he probably is. David and Edwin van der Sar are two of the best goalkeepers I have trained with – wonderful. Same level, same style and David is improving day by day.”

It is nice timing for De Gea to play so well, particularly when at the beginning of his United career he was compared negatively to the goalie of our rivals, Joe Hart. There has been a real change in fortune for the two keepers, with Hart already being responsible for the mistakes which have lead to ten goals this season, for club and country. Whilst De Gea earned us three points at the weekend, Hart lost the points for City against Chelsea.

David Moyes has also praised our keeper and told the players that De Gea was one of the main reasons for the result against Stoke.

“That’s what the gaffer said to us and we agreed that it was because of him we got the three points,” added Hernandez. “He made two or three saves after the goals and he was just fantastic.”


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11 Comments

  1. dragon_beast_false prophet (PROONEY) says:

    Go DaveySavey go!!! Attaboy.

  2. xyz says:

    Currently our best player. End of.

  3. bRed says:

    Agreed! I love DDG!

    Despite neglecting the investment in central midfield, SAF has still left us a wonderful gift in DDG. I just hope he’s settled and that he won’t want to return to Spain anytime soon.

  4. mav says:

    My fav player at the club along with shinji and rafael

  5. AntiScouser says:

    @mav

    Exactly. De Gea, Rafael, Sinji and Hernandez.

  6. Bobby Charlton's Combover says:

    @mav & Antiscouser – you’re entitled to your opinions and I’m not knocking it but I find it strange Shinji is among your favoruite players when he hasn’t really done very much at all in red shirt. Hopefully he’ll come good though and he’s on the right road after the last few games.

  7. Mr C says:

    DDG. First name on the teamsheet. Best in the world? Don’t know, don’t care. All I know is that DDGs developed into a world class keeper who makes BIG match turning saves. Fantastic keeper.

  8. Doron says:

    it’s true Kagawa’s contribution to the game is low now but any time you look at him you can see sparks of the attacking power he is.
    i’ve followed him at Dortmund since his name got linked to us and he really is a driving force forward.
    imo pairing him with another player who will play the short one-two passes with him next near the goal will bring the best out of him.

  9. billy991 says:

    Not sure if the best in the world as I don’t really watch other leagues but is the best in premier league imo

  10. John says:

    He is definetly one of the best out there!!

  11. Alansmith14NigeriaRed says:

    We all love Our Big Spanish Dave

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