Matic Talks About De Gea’s Form And Recent Mistakes

Manchester United's Nemanja Matic.

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Nemanja Matic has claimed David de Gea is still one of world’s best goalkeepers.

The Manchester United goalkeeper has received criticism for his recent performances. The Spaniard has made three errors in his last four games – as many as he had made in his first 123 appearances for the club.

The Serbian midfielder, however, is adamant that his teammate is still one of the best goalkeepers in the world and he’ll rediscover his form.

He told Sky Sports: “Players make mistakes in every game and when a goalkeeper makes a mistake everyone sees that.

“When you are one of the best goalkeepers in the world people talk so much about his mistakes.

“When a goalkeeper at a ‘smaller’ club makes a mistake, its spoken about for one or two days, but one of De Gea’s mistakes is being spoken about for seven days.

“I’m very confident that this mistake won’t affect his career. He doesn’t read newspapers.

“He is one of the best goalkeepers in the world and will be for years to come. I am very happy to have him in the team.

“He is a great guy, a great goalkeeper, and is probably the best player at United over the last four or five years. He is very focused on his job and is a good character. It’s good to have people like him in the dressing room.”