Paul Scholes: Manchester United star is my player of the week

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Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has cited goalkeeper David de Gea as his player of the week for his performance against Everton.

In his latest column for the Independent, Paul Scholes talks about David de Gea, most notably his performance at the weekend.

Scholes wrote: 'My player of the weekend was David de Gea. His saves were crucial in Manchester United beating Everton and there was none better than the one from Leon Osman.

'I do not think he had the best start to the season before then. It felt like every shot on goal was going in and you wondered whether Louis van Gaal might have a few concerns about him. On Sunday he was outstanding.' 

The Spaniard's performance at the weekend has been well-documented which, it has to be said, is a rarity for goalkeepers for positive reasons.

They are almost expected to do their job, while strikers can miss chance after chance as long as they get one in the end. So, it speaks volumes when the talk of a footballing weekend is centred around a goalkeepers performance.

However, anyone who watched the game will understand why the former Atletico Madrid stopper became the talk of the town.

The reaction from Scholes, alone, should be the biggest compliment to De Gea. 

The former United midfielder has been a big critic of the keeper in the past, and even touches on it in his write-up. The former Champions League winner, added: 'I have always thought that with the best goalkeepers - and especially Manchester United's best goalkeepers - a large part of their success has been about their presence. Peter Schmeichel had it and Edwin van der Sar did too. 

'David does not have that physical presence yet, but he can develop that if he wants to. What he does have is a calm personality. He is a quiet lad but one who is capable of some great saves.' 

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