David de Gea has not been in the best of the forms this year. It was a forgettable World Cup campaign for him, Spain was knocked out by Russia in round of 16. However, when he is playing for his club Manchester United, he is a different man. De Gea made an astonishing save against Young Boys in a nerve-wracking game at Old Trafford on November 27.
It was Marouane Fellaini’s goal in the stoppage time that gave Manchester United a win, but De Gea’s save ensured that Young Boys don’t take the lead in the 70th minute.
De Gea stopped the ball from the goal line. It was a deflected shot which almost crossed the goal line. The ball may not have had much pace but the goalkeeper made a significant ground diving to his right despite being left-footed.
That might be one of De Gea’s best saves for Man United. pic.twitter.com/vSu3AEbogs
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) November 27, 2018
Manager Jose Mourinho was, clearly, in awe of that save. “Without David’s save, no winning goal either.”
“He is a world-class goalkeeper, probably the best in the world, and that’s exactly what you need if you want to be a big club that wins things. I know he is happy here, I know he wants to stay, and I know the board are working to make that happen,” he added.
Twitterati hailed him as the best goalkeeper in the world after a miraculous save:
David De Gea won this game for us tonight with that save. Only person on the planet who could have saved it, the guys in a world of his own. #MUFC
— J.A.O (@JuanAnderOnly) November 27, 2018
Everyone’s reaction at Theater of Dreams
We are not worthy pic.twitter.com/JrOi97y5jI
— Vedrana (@dzejnvej) November 27, 2018
— Fergie’s Fledglings (@RedDevilTimes) November 27, 2018
This tweet deserves attention
And my tweet from 2011 continues to age well like a fine wine… pic.twitter.com/jP8detvxwS
— séamus bannon (@seamus_bannon) November 27, 2018
Manchester United fans right now
Best goalkeeper in the world. Sign the contract and stay forever, Dave! pic.twitter.com/Wp4HEpw3nN
— United Xtra (@utdxtra) November 27, 2018
David De Gea could save a PDF on a calculator. pic.twitter.com/DdzD6ogJ2o
— Footy Jokes (@Footy_JokesOG) November 27, 2018
The Lion King reference
David De Gea could save Mufasa from dying in the new Lion King movie. pic.twitter.com/3DMmxofIiJ
— Soccer Memes (@SoccerMemes) November 27, 2018