David de Gea had very little to do in Manchester United‘s Champions League game against Young Boys last night, but when called into action, he showed what makes him the best in the world.
While the home side found it tough to ripple the back of the opponent’s net at Old Trafford, the visitors came within literal inches of taking a shock lead, only to be denied by a brilliant save from the Spaniard.
The keeper was alert and quick to scramble across to his right and palm a deflected effort away from goal, hence producing a result of sheer magic.
Goal-line technology later showed that the ball was only inches away from fully entering the goal, making the save that much better.
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When Fellaini went on to score in injury time, and eventually sent his side through to the last 16, De Gea’s save became the moment of the match all United fans were thankful for.
After the game, a relieved and overwhelmed Mourinho spoke about the importance of his keeper in this current squad, and seemed to shut down the rumours about his exit in the summer.
Tha boss stated: “He is the best goalkeeper in the world. If our ambitions are to have the best in the world, we have to keep him.”
What really made the United faithful happy was the statement that followed, as their manager further revealed that: “I know he wants to stay.
“I know his agent (Jorge Mendes) is happy to do what the player wants and I also know the board want him to stay and they are working on that so hopefully sooner or later they reach a conclusion.”