Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has hailed his teammate, David de Gea, as a world-class goalkeeper and thanks to the Spaniard goalie for his protection at the back.
Man United may have had mixed performances during the first weeks of the season but de Gea was United’s only player, who was consistently playing at the top of his game.
Following the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, the Spanish goalkeeper would even impress the Old Trafford crowd more further with his fine performances.
De Gea would go on to win the man of the match award following United’s 1-1 draw at Chelsea, make some decent saves against Arsenal after he had saved two penalties against Watford last three weekends.
The 31-year-old, who was voted as United’s Best Player of the month of November, was on top of his game against Crystal Palace last weekend and earned a well-deserved clean sheet as United finished the game with a tight 1-0 win.
Lindelof has nothing but praises for his goalkeeper, hailing him as the best goalkeeper in the world, thanks to his consistently good performances this season.
“He’s been absolutely brilliant and saving a lot of balls and helping us a lot.
“It’s very important [having that relationship] and like I said we [he & De Gea] have a very good relationship off the pitch as well.
“The communication as well – we speak Spanish and Portuguese to each other, which is important.
“You know he [De Gea] is always behind you and if there’s a mistake or they [the opposition] get through, then he’s always there to protect you and that’s always nice to know that David has your back.
“He’s [De Gea] world class and he’s the best for me. His reactions and everything are phenomenal, everything about his game, with the ball at his feet, he’s very good. I’m saying it again – world class.”
Manchester United are back in action on Wednesday when they host Young Boys in what is said to be their final Champions League group stage game this season.
However, it would be easy to imagine Ralf Rangnick starting Dean Henderson against the Switzerland giants, given that the Red Devils have finished the group stage as the winners of Group F.