Manchester United striker James Wilson has been singing the praises of teammate David de Gea.
Spain international goalkeeper De Gea has been one of the best players in the Premier League so far this season and a key figure for United.
The former Atletico Madrid star has saved numerous shots to keep the Red Devils in games that they could have lost or draw.
Wilson has now underlined just important a member of the team De Gea is and told United’s official website: ‘He stops a lot of goals. Against Everton in particular, he pulled off a lot of good saves to keep us in the game.
‘One of them was from the free-kick I gave away. I actually thanked him after that and I heard Luke Shaw praising him as well after he saved the penalty’.
English youngster Wilson has also revealed that De Gea is as competitive during training sessions.
‘In training, you can have a shot and think it’s going in, then he pulls off the save’, said the 18-year-old. ‘He’s such a good shot-stopper.
‘If he saves it, you have to just take your hat off to him and then do what you can to score past him when the next chance comes along. But you know it’s never going to be easy because he’s such a good goalkeeper’.
De Gea joined United from Atletico Madrid in the summer of 2011 amid much hype and expectations, but he struggled to make a huge impact in his debut season in the Premier League.
The 24-year-old has since regained his confidence and form, and is now widely regarded as one of the best goalkeepers in the world.