Manchester United provided a blistering performance as they went on to beat Norwich City 4-0 thanks to a Marcus Rashford brace and goals from Anthony Martial and Mason Greenwood.
On top of the strikes from the aforementioned forwards, what will also be seen as an encouraging sign is the team keeping a clean sheet, having conceded twice against Arsenal.
David de Gea celebrated the three points and clean sheet on Twitter following the final whistle.
Clean sheet pic.twitter.com/mIxzk34Ynu
— David de Gea (@D_DeGea) January 11, 2020
There was plenty of love shown for him in the replies by United fans, as they maintained that he is their “numero uno”.
The Spain international went on to make three saves during the game to ensure that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men went through the day’s proceedings untroubled.
One save stood out, which came when he got down to his left, getting a strong hand on Todd Cantwell’s effort that was otherwise destined for the bottom corner.
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— Trey (@Saucymartial) January 11, 2020
MY KEEPER pic.twitter.com/97wV71LKc4
— Mick (@UtdMickk) January 11, 2020
Yes Numero Uno Good save today
— Alen (@UtdAlen) January 11, 2020
That was a brilliant save in first half to keep us in the game David. That’s a usual save for you mate. This team looks upto you.
— Lokesh Sankar Rath (@likkurath) January 11, 2020
As well as congratulating the 29-year-old on his performance in this one match, United fans have been looking on this as a potential springboard for the goalkeeper, who has become a key figure at Old Trafford having represented the club 386 times.
He has had a few questionable moments in recent times, including his failed punch against Everton, his fumbling attempt at a save against Watford, while there could also be an argument made that he should have done better with Arsenal’s second on New Year’s Day.
However, fans are putting that behind them, with one stating “the shot-stopper is back”, while another suggested that this is “time to start building up your confidence”.
Time to start building up your confidence, king
— Taha Saeed (@utdsaeed) January 11, 2020
They hate on the best!
— Ishraq (@ftblishraq) January 11, 2020
The shot stopper is back Showed Cantwell he’s not on United level
— Nora Calder (@_WoManUnited_) January 11, 2020