“It was a very difficult save” – David de Gea confesses after helping Manchester United beat Norwich

"It was a very difficult save" - David de Gea confesses after helping Manchester United beat Norwich

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has reflected on his performance against Norwich City and picked out his top save against Pukki as the most difficult save of the game.

Man United secured a tight 1-0 win over Norwich at Carrow Road on Saturday evening, thanks to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty effort in the second half.

Following the Portuguese goal, the home side fought harder to get back into the game but fortunately for Manchester United, de Gea was at his best, yet again, and denied Norwich City from scoring on five occasions.

The 31-year-old, who saved three close-range headers, has explained why he picked Pukki’s left-footed strike just on the edge of the penalty box as the most difficult save he made in the match.

“I think the Pukki [save] one was probably the most difficult one, quick turn, shoot with the left, I stopped with my fingers,” said David de Gea.

“It was a very difficult save [against Pukki]. I always say the same, I’m there to help the team, especially on days like today, a difficult, difficult game. One goal from Cristiano, 1-0, three points, it’s a big win for us.

David de Gea was excellent against Norwich City
David de Gea was excellent against Norwich City

“It was a great game [vs Norwich], the rain, like a proper English football so it was nice.

“It’s a massive win for us. Norwich improved a lot since the new manager came so it was a tough game for sure, especially the last 15-20 minutes.”

Manchester United have gone six games unbeaten since the sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer [4W2D] and they have a chance to make it seven on Tuesday night.

Man United will look to get their fourth Premier League win in a row when they play visitors to Brentford on Tuesday and David de Gea is expected to maintain his starting role.