Shoot for the stars, they say? Well, don’t, because David De Gea would probably be there to save it. After yesterday’s indescribable performance against Arsenal, it is fair to say that United’s no.1 has broken the internet.
The Spanish goalkeeper was at his imperious best at the Emirates, making several unbelievable stops to keep out a relentless force of Arsenal attacks.
At times against the Gunners, he appeared to be on an almost supernatural level with his unbelievable reflexes, keeping out shots from all angles and all distances.
United had raced into a 2-0 lead early on in the first half, but Arsenal responded by taking off a defender for a winger.
As expected, Arsene Wenger’s men then began to throw the kitchen sink at Jose Mourinho’s side in desperation, hoping to get back into the game and draw level again. By the end of the game, they had all their three main strikers on the pitch, but still couldn’t equalize.
Had it been any other goalkeeper, this game might have been a riot for Arsenal. Instead, they were up against the best goalkeeper in the world in David De Gea, and no matter how many times they tried, they just couldn’t get through him.
We were reminded that De Gea is still human when Lacazette did put the ball in the net to make it 2-1, but there was nothing the Spaniard could do about the strike unless he could actually fly.
For much of the game though, he appeared to be a god-like figure, and his ridiculous series of saves sent Twitter into meltdown.
No keeper has made more saves (14) in a Premier League game than De Gea did against Arsenal, and football fans from all over the world came together and started a trend about the various tragedies in history that might never have occurred if he was born then.
Here are some of the best of those tweets:
— Arizonna (@ArizonnaHarry) December 3, 2017
— J A M I E (@JWithers88) December 3, 2017
— Finally someone (@grey_dr) December 3, 2017
David De Gea could save a PDF file on a calculator.
— hash (@hashim0307) December 2, 2017
De Gea could have saved the Titanic
De Gea couldhave saved 2pac
De Gea couldhave saved Fela
De Gea couldhave saved the Dinosaurs
De Gea couldhave saved Ned Stark
De Gea couldhave saved Superman in BvS
De Gea couldhave saved Mia Khalifa's virginity
— M E N I M E (@TheAdept_) December 2, 2017
— Groovy Dreham (@Cyps_Dreham) December 3, 2017
— Emily Endlish (@emilye237) December 2, 2017
— Vinod Shaam (@vinod_shaam) December 3, 2017
— Omer Awais Malik (@OmeryouKnow) December 3, 2017
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