'He's a joke': Gary Lineker's tweet about Manchester United's David De Gea is spot on

England's former forward and draw conductor Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist and draw conductor Maria Komandnaya conduct the 2018 FIFA World Cup football tournament final draw at...

The Manchester United 'keeper has been superb for his club once again this season.

Ex-Spurs player Gary Lineker looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at White Hart Lane on April 10, 2016 in London, England.

BBC pundit Gary Lineker took to social media network Twitter yesterday, and offered high words of praise for Man United stopper David De Gea, labelling the Spaniard as a 'joke'...in the nicest possible way of course.

The 27-year-old has been a revelation for United, since moving to Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011, for a fee believed to be worth in the region of £18.9 million.

He has been the Red Devils' best player over the past few seasons, and it does not bare thinking about quite where they would be without the services of their superb goalkeeper.

David De Gea of Manchester United celebrates a goal during the Premier League match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford on August 13, 2017 in Manchester, England.

De Gea is now widely considered to be the best goalkeeper in the world, and with the likes of Manuel Neuer, Thibaut Courtois and Hugo Lloris to compete against, that is quite some achievement.

Lineker is certainly a big fan of the United man.

Real Madrid midfielder Carolos Henrique Casemiro (L) scores a goal on Manchester United goal keeper David De Gea on a penalty kick during the second half of the International Champions Cup...

He took to social media network Twitter yesterday, and offered effusive praise for De Gea:

 

Whether De Gea will remain at Old Trafford next season is doubtful, with Real Madrid's courtship of the Spaniard ongoing, but Jose Mourinho should do everything within his power to keep him at the Theatre of Dreams.

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