Peter Schmeichel's one-word assessment of David de Gea

David de Gea impressed for Manchester United yet again this weekend, and their former goalkeeper had a succinct way of summing up his form.

Peter Schmeichel is widely regarded as Manchester United's greatest ever goalkeeper with Edwin van der Sar coming in a very close second.  But there is another player with all the skills to challenge both men and perhaps even go down as the best stopper Old Trafford has ever seen.

David de Gea has been nothing short of sensational for United this season, and the anxiety-inducing player who first arrived from Atletico Madrid has long since been replaced by a commanding, agile, one-man barricade.

Time and again De Gea saves United and he put in another sterling shift as his side overcame Liverpool 3-0 on Sunday.

Doubts remain over the long-term future of the Spaniard, with his current contract expiring in 2016 and a new deal yet to be agreed.  

Real Madrid are said to be hovering and United fans will not want to see another superstar leave for the Bernabeu, but for now he remains a United player and that can only be a good thing for Louis van Gaal and the fans.

Tweeting during the match, Schmeichel said it best with a single word to describe the United 'keeper's performance and his form as a whole.

"De Gea...Brilliant," the former Danish international wrote, and few could say it better than that.

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