Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal showers praise on ‘great’ David de Gea

David De Gea Spain

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal showers praise on goalkeeper David de Gea following his performance against Everton in the Premier League on Sunday.

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has been singing the praises of goalkeeper David de Gea.

The Spain international was the best player on the pitch at Old Trafford as he was key in the Red Devils’ 2-1 victory over Everton in the Premier League.

The 23-year-old kept out a penalty from Leighton Baines and also made a string of saves in the second half.

  PositionTeamSavesAccurate Goal KicksPenalty SaveSaved IboxSaved OboxTouchesAppearancesMins Played
David de Gea GK Man Utd 4 0 1 3 1 30 1 90

United boss Van Gaal was understandably overjoyed with De Gea’s performance and told MUTV: ‘David De Gea was fantastic today. When there are a lot of players in front of you your view is not so good as a goalkeeper.

‘When the shot comes in from outside the box it is always at the last moment that you see the ball, but his reflexes are very good’.

Van Gaal’s superlatives on De Gea are no exaggeration as the former Atletico Madrid star was indeed ‘great’ against Everton. The Spaniard had a rather disappointing debut season in 2011-12, but he has shown his class since then.

De Gea, though, was modest about his performances against the Toffees.

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