There wasn’t too much to talk about following Liverpool’s goalless draw with Manchester United last night, but things may have been different if it weren’t for a certain David de Gea in the visitors’ net.
The Spanish international showed exactly why he’s rated so highly in football with some big saves to keep the game goalless and his performance did not go unnoticed across the footballing world, with an array of household names tweeting their praise for the goalkeeper.
Amongst them was Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker, former Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez and Leicester City stopper Kasper Schmeichel, with the latter hoping he can replicate De Gea’s performance in the Foxes’ crucial clash tonight with FC Copenhagen.
What a wonderful goalkeeper David de Gea is. 2 outstanding saves.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) October 17, 2016
— Chicharito Hernandez (@CH14_) October 17, 2016
What a save @D_DeGea ???????????????? but Firminho is offside!!!
— Kasper Schmeichel (@kschmeichel1) October 17, 2016
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 17, 2016
The draw leaves Manchester United seventh in the Premier League table, one point behind Everton, and five points behind Manchester City and Arsenal at the top of the standings.
De Gea will be hoping to improve his statistics, though, with last night’s clean sheet being just one of three Manchester United have claimed from their opening eight fixtures in the Premier League this term.