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.
|Position||Team||Saves||Accurate Goal Kicks||Penalty Save||Saved Ibox||Saved Obox||Touches||Appearances||Mins 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 on De Gea's display: "When you stop a penalty and then in the dying seconds you make three saves, you are great." #mufclive— Manchester United (@ManUtd) October 5, 2014
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.