Edwin van der Sar was impressed with the man who took his place at Old Trafford.
Manchester United have done the unlikely and overturned their 2-0 first-leg deficit against Olympiakos by winning 3-0 at Old Trafford.
A hat-trick from Robin Van Persie and excellent performances from the likes of Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney and Danny Welbeck shone through their performance - but once again there was an impressive display from Spanish stopper David De Gea.
De Gea made a double save in the first-half of world class proportions - using his feet Peter Schmeichel style to stop the original strike before recovering to do the same with the follow-up.
It was a truly important stop in the context of the tie.
An away goal could have essentially signed United’s exit from the competition - but instead the former Atletico Madrid keeper kept the Greek outfit at bay.
It was a performance that comes a little over a year since De Gea seemingly came of age in the Bernabeu Stadium in the second round of the Champions League last season.
De Gea has had his critics - but one former Manchester United keeper was full of praise regarding his performance last night.
Edwin van der Sar is the man De Gea replaced in the sticks - and the Dutch legend was full of praise for his replacement last night: