Manchester United left-back Luke Shaw has hailed in-form teammate David de Gea, declaring him to be “one of the best goalkeepers in the world”.
Signed from Atletico Madrid in June 2011 for a British record fee for a keeper of around £17.8 million, De Gea endured a tough start to his United career, but has pushed on over the past two seasons to establish himself as one of the Premier League’s top shot-stoppers.
The Spain international has received even more plaudits this term after making several match-saving contributions behind an ever-changing back-line and Shaw, who joined him at Old Trafford this summer from Southampton, insists he has no weaknesses to his game.
“David is one of the best goalkeepers in the world at the moment. You’ve seen from his performances recently that he’s got everything,” he told the club’s official website.
“I don’t think he has any weaknesses from what I’ve seen so far. He’s comfortable on the ball, always looks to find a pass when it’s played back to him, he’s a great shot-stopper… everything about his game is strong.
|Position||Team||Goals Conceded||Clean Sheets||Errors Lead To Goal||Saves||Punches||Total Crosses Claimed||Cross Claim Acc||Goal Kick Accuracy||Appearances||Mins Played|
|David de Gea||GK||Man Utd||14||3||0||24||0||8||100%||60%||11||990|
"He’s saved us in games, especially me in the Everton match with the penalty,” he continued. “The other saves he made in that game were unbelievable too.
“Some of the saves seemed impossible to make and it was probably one of the best goalkeeping performances I’ve ever seen. He’s a world-class keeper, he’s only young and he’s only going to keep on improving. I truly believe if he keeps progressing the way he is now then he can become the best keeper in the world.”