Gary Neville Names One ‘World-Class Player’ At United

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Gary Neville has heaped praise on to ‘world-class’ David de Gea, claiming that the Spaniard is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world at the moment.

De Gea has gone from strength to strength with each passing season, and has every right to stake his claim for the title of world’s best shot-stopper, ahead of Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.

It hasn’t always been easy going for the ex-Atletico man, though, and he was seen as a big mistake by Sir Alex Ferguson when he first arrived in England. Struggling to cope with the language, a poor sense of judgement, and an incredibly lean physique contributed to a horribly tough start to life at Old Trafford.

However, in hindsight, it appears that signing De Gea was a masterstroke from the legendary Scotsman. He has rapidly grown into one of the best shot-stoppers around Europe, and has been called the world’s best by those who watch him week in week out.

Manchester United's David De Gea.

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The Spanish international’s rise to the top has been nothing short of incredible, and Gary Neville has once again acknowledged that the 26-year-old is Manchester United’s very own world-class player.

“You could argue he’s now the outstanding goalkeeper in the world,” said the decorated right-back. “He’s Man United’s world-class player. There is absolutely no doubt. I gave him quite a bit of stick when he first came here, because he was nowhere near it at that point. But he’s absolutely outstanding.”

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Written by Reyhan Ashley  

Manchester United fan, Wayne Rooney is his role model. Passionate writer who has written for several sites in the past. He’s also an aspiring pianist and creates background music for BlameFootball’s Youtube channel.


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