Manchester United latest: Sam Johnstone leaves on loan, Luke Shaw praises Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and more

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Luke Shaw has hailed his Manchester United teammate David de Gea and Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois.

The two goalkeepers featured in the Premier League clash between United and Chelsea at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Sunday.

Both the Spain international and Courtois, who returned to Chelsea from a three-year loan spell at Atletico Madrid in the summer transfer window, made key saves as the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

‘If you look at David's save just before their goal, it was a world-class stop and I think, in the past few weeks, with what he has been doing, it's amazing to see him come into form like this now’, United’s official website quotes defender Shaw as saying.

‘We've seen what Courtois has done in the past six months, not just for Chelsea but before that [with Atletico] so we know what his qualities are and he's proved to be a great buy for them.

‘We had a lot of chances and, with him in goal, he helped them a lot. Robin had a few and I think it might have been Adnan [Januzaj] who had a shot as well. There were those chances but he's a world-class goalie in their goal and he helped them a lot’.

Shaw also featured in the Premier League contest and reflected on Robin van Persie's injury-time equaliser: ‘It's a feeling I've never felt before. The whole crowd got up and you saw how much it meant to all of us. We all jumped on each other!’

One United player who did not feature against Chelsea and is unlikely to play for the Red Devils anytime soon is Sam Johnstone. The 21-year-old goalkeeper has been sent out on loan to League One club Doncaster Rovers until January 3, 2015.

Meanwhile, Daley Sinkgraven has played down reports linking him with a move to United. The 19-year-old Heerenveen attacker is claimed to be on the radar of the Premier League giants, but he insists that he is not looking to leave the Dutch club at the moment.

‘I’ve also read the reports’, The Sport Review quotes the teenager as telling Algemeen Dagblad. ‘I can’t do that much about it because it’s new to me. My agent has said nothing about it. The only thing that he told me is if I do well then the clubs will naturally come’.

United manager Louis van Gaal has opened up on his players watching El Clasico on Saturday. The Dutchman was taken aback by the number of players who were eager to watch the La Liga fixture between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu.

‘We went to the Lowry, we had a screen so I could watch the second half and 17 players of 18 were there’, The Sport Review quotes Van Gaal as saying. ‘I have never experienced that before.

‘We have a lot of Spaniards! I won’t tell you which one wasn’t there. It was the quality of the game – Real Madrid v Barcelona’.

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