Manchester United fans have taken to Twitter to defend David de Gea, after a Liverpool fan raised a comparison to Alisson Becker.
After today's clean sheet Alisson Becker now equalled De Gea's best season with 18 clean sheets, what a signing. pic.twitter.com/FoWtnyKoCU
— Aiden (@AlissonEdition) April 14, 2019
The tweet stated that, after the Brazilian international recorded his 18th Premier League clean sheet of the season with his shutout against Chelsea, he had equalled De Gea’s highest tally already in just his first campaign in England, still with games to spare.
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De Gea has recorded just seven clean sheets in the league this season, which is well below the amount expected from arguably the best goalkeeper in the world.
However, he has been behind an unsettled backline for most of the current campaign, and has not been helped by the managerial situation that saw Jose Mourinho sacked and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer brought in as his replacement.
As a result, United fans have leapt to the Spaniard’s defence on Twitter, citing a whole host of reasons as to why Alisson has already amassed such a high amount of clean sheets…
If De Gea has van Dijk matters would been difficult
Please let’s not compare him with Alison.
— emixx (@EluwaEmmanuel6) April 16, 2019
It Becker’s fault that DeGeas club chooses to renew Jones contract every 3 years ?
— Kenshin (@KJaphar) April 16, 2019
De Gea has the chuckle brothers and Ashley Young in front of him. Alisson has the best CB in the world, best LB in the world and the best young RB in England in front of him. MASSIVE difference.
— Daniel Loughins (@Daniel_Loughins) April 15, 2019
We all know David de Gea is better than Alisson Becker pic.twitter.com/63k0oxyVWu
— Hawlarmeeday Hadeykunley ⚪ (@Ola9ine9ine) April 16, 2019
With our defence he wouldnt even have 10 clean sheets tbh
— Lee Blair (@LeeBlairr) April 16, 2019
Alisson is a good and solid gk with an amazing defence in front of him.
DDG is an amazing gk with a shambles of a defence in front of him
— Joe (@Joe444497) April 16, 2019
One has VVD and some proper fullbacks and the other had 35 year old wingers converted to fullbacks and Phil Jones
— Weeb Nasty Daddy 外人?? (@NWTweets77088) April 15, 2019
difference – alisson has vvd in front of him, de gea has smalling and jones, get yourself some iq
— Naavek (asdsad) (@asdsad_mufc) April 15, 2019