Last night, Manchester United squeaked past Villareal at Old Trafford in a game that they needed to win. David de Gea, on the other hand, was the only reason we were still in the game. In the absence of Dean Henderson, our great Spaniard has had a fantastic start to the season. It seems like he is ready to take back his 'number' 1 role.
Even Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised David de Gea as the 'greatest goalkeeper in the world,' admitting that he saved Manchester United on Wednesday night. In the Champions League match at Old Trafford, Villarreal were the stronger team and generated a number of chances, only to be thwarted by the Spaniard, who ended up making six saves.
Even before this current victory, the Spaniard had been in superb form, making a key save against Wolves and a penalty save in injury time against West Ham earlier this month. Before United's stunning defeat to Aston Villa at the weekend, Solskjaer said that De Gea had wanted to cut his summer break short in order to restart his career at the club.
'He did phone me in the summer and said he wanted to conclude his summer vacation early and come back and start his pre-season earlier,' Solskjaer added. 'He wanted to be prepared and to be the best version of himself that he could be.'
De Gea's role to the 2-1 victory was so significant that Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored the game-winning goal at the finish, made a point of going up to him at full time to congratulate him.
'Last season was a difficult one. Because Dean came in and played so well, he didn't play as many games.'
What are your thoughts on the matter? Please like, share, and subscribe for more updates. Thank you very much.
Content created and supplied by: Newsfield24/7 (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More