David de Gea has just reminded the world that he’s the Premier League’s best keeper.
While Alisson has received a lot of praise for his debut season with Liverpool, De Gea’s performance on Sunday in Man United’s game against Spurs cements his name at the top of the list.
There were countless occasions when it looked certain that Spurs would cancel out Marcus Rashford’s first half goal but de Gea was having none of it.
There was a one on one with Dele Alli along with a great stop from a Toby Alderweireld following a corner.
Harry Kane could (and maybe should) have had a hat-trick but for David de Gea and his iron ankles.
In such a vital game for the Red Devils there was no better occasion for de Gea to re-discover his form from the past few years.
While Spurs’ limp title charge came to an abrupt end, Man United will be looking up to Spurs and Chelsea in fourth and third with eyes on one of the Champions League spots.
The Manchester side are now joint on points with Arsenal.
De Gea has not had his usual plaudits this season following a poor World Cup campaign and a disastrous start to the season with the Old Trafford club.
Yet, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at the helm, the whole team looks invigorated with de Gea being the hero of the day.
Over the course of the game Spurs had 11 shots on target, and while the finishing left a lot to be desired – you can’t underestimate how good de Gea was for the duration of the game.
It was the most amount of shots saved in one game this season.
De Gea after the game said he couldn’t remember some of the saves showing just how manic the second half was.
Good to have you back, Dave.
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