Thiago Alcantara hails sensational Manchester United star David de Gea

David De Gea Spain

Thiago Alcantara praised David de Gea after his Spain masterclass on Monday night.

David de Gea played a key role as Spain beat Ukraine 1-0 away from home, maintaining their impressive form.

La Roja had already clinched Euro 2016 qualification and top spot, but produced a faultless defensive display to condemn Ukraine to the play-offs.

De Gea's teammate Thiago Alcantara spoke after the game to talk up his teammate's performance.

He told TVE, reported Tuttomercatoweb: "He was to nothing short of sensational.

"He was wonderful, he saved everything there was to parry."

The Manchester United goalkeeper has very much tied up the Spain number one jersey at long last, displacing Porto's Iker Casillas.

Next summer will be the first major tournament De Gea has played in for his country at senior level, which no doubt will raise his profile in Spain and get the transfer speculation going again despite his new contract, but for now United are lucky to have him.

Spain's win could have been greater, had Cesc Fabregas missed a penalty - the fourth he has missed in his country, recording an unwanted record.

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