Man United legend believes De Gea is even better than Bayern star

Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has revealed that he believes David De Gea is even better than Bayern Munich star Manuel Neuer, Express reports.

The former club defender has come out to praise the United goalkeeper following a number of great displays to help his side sure up their back line.

He was also named in the PFA Team of Year last season after hugely impressing as he helped his club finish in the top four.

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Ferdinand admitted that De Gea is now better than Germany international Neuer, who is currently regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world.

“For me he is the best keeper on the planet at the moment, I think he is that good,” he said.

“I think he is [better than Manuel Neuer].”

The 25-year-old’s performance last term caught the eye of La Liga giants Real Madrid, but despite their efforts to lure him to the Bernabeu, the Spain international saw the move collapse in the final stages.

He has featured 15 times in all competitions for his side this term, losing 11 goals while managing to keep a total of eight clean sheets so far.