Sevilla have sent United star’s goalkeeper, David de Gea, a ‘cheeky’ message; as the two European heavyweights prepare to battle it out at Old Trafford in order to secure a Champions League quarter-finals spot.
The Spanish side were breathtaking during the 1st leg of the UCL Round of 16 against the Red Devils at Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, but courtesy of a simply phenomenal performance by De Gea, the game ended in a goalless draw.
The 27-year-old’s out-of-the-world save to deny Luis Muriel’s close-range header turned out to be the difference between the two sides, and Los Nervionenses understand that if he once again delivers a similar kind of performance at home, their chances of qualifying would become very slim.
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Thus, the La Liga club has sent a ‘cheeky request’ to the Spanish international on Twitter ahead of their clash.
Meanwhile, United legend, Rio Ferdinand, had also labelled the Red Devils’ No. 1 as the ‘best goalkeeper in the world’ after the first leg in Spain.
While talking on BT Sport, Ferdinand said: “We were talking about De Gea before when he first came, even as players we were sitting there with doubts really.
“A young kid just coming to United, and we needed to win every year. How were we going to do that with a young kid, who was inexperienced and looked like he was lacking confidence?
“But you look where he is today and that’s a sign of someone who has worked hard to get where he needs to get. He’s the best goalkeeper in the world. Time and time again he produced saves like this. I celebrated it like it was a goal. He’s the full package – it was breathtaking.”