Manchester United’s 100% start to the new Premier League campaign ended on Saturday afternoon as the Red Devils were held to a 2-2 draw at Stoke City.
Jose Mourinho’s side came from behind to lead in the second period, but a second goal from Stoke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting saw the points stared at the Britannia Stadium.
Overall, a point is not the worst result in the world for Man United, but it was a lacklustre performance from the 20-time English champions for much of the contest.
One of the standout moments of the match came just before Stoke equalised, with David de Gea, who is valued at £36m by transfermarkt.co.uk, making a quite stunning point-blank save to keep out an effort from Jese Rodriguez.
At the time, it looked to be a much-winning stop from the Spaniard, and Man United supporters were quick to pay tribute to the goalkeeper on social media.
De Gea is one of the very few Man United players that escapes criticism when the team fails to perform, and on Saturday, the 26-year-old showed once again why he is considered as one of the finest goalkeepers in the world.
— David De Gea (@D_DeGea) September 9, 2017
Good performance from you today Dave, how you managed to save that shot from Jese I'll never know!
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) September 9, 2017
There's no way you should've saved that. Best on the planet.
— Rajan (@WhizKidTV) September 9, 2017
you played insane as usual bro <3
— liam edmunds (@05edmundsl) September 9, 2017
THE SAVE OF THE SEASON! 🔥 #DaveSaves
— MR5 (@MagicalMarcos) September 9, 2017
That save 👏
— J. ✌ (@avery1993) September 9, 2017
I love you dave more than I love my kids so what ❤️❤️❤️
— Gareth Davies (@worthysmokers) September 9, 2017
Sign 20 years. No release clause please dave!
— Mutesi Olga (@ManUtdBae) September 9, 2017
Awesome save yesterday.
— Dave Aron (@davearon) September 10, 2017
Best goalkeeper on the planet
— KRITICAL ❤ (@l_kritical) September 9, 2017