David De Gea can lay claim to being the best keeper on the planet again if he keeps up his current form, according to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. The Spaniard was outstanding in the 2-1 victory over Villarreal, winning our Man of the Match award by beating Cristiano Ronaldo into second place.
It continues the no.1’s great work in 2021/22 which should also put him in the frame for our Player of the Month prize for September, with the nominees due to be confirmed on Thursday afternoon.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s late winner against Villarreal will steal all of the headlines but David de Gea, one of Manchester United’s best performers this season, was integral to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.
The 30-year-old goalkeeper’s struggle in recent years was epitomised against the same opposition just four months ago when he was at the forefront of criticism following the Europa League final defeat in May.
And of course, it would be against Villarreal that he pulls out a throwback performance to remind Manchester United supporters why he was the best goalkeeper in the world for so long.
Watch videos as De Gea made a total of six saves against Unai Emery’s side and looked unbeatable under the floodlights at Old Trafford, just as his side needed him the most.