Manchester United ace Ashley Young has heaped praise on David de Gea following his standout showing in the club’s shirt this season. The Spanish goalkeeper has made vital saves since the start of the campaign and this has maintained United’s unbeaten streak.
Prior to United’s 1-0 win over Benfica on Wednesday night, Young was asked whether the 26-year-old is the world’s best shot-stopper, and he replied in the affirmative saying: “I don’t think there is [anyone better]. I said a few seasons ago I thought he could be the world number one and I think he’s shown that he is now.”
Jose Mourinho received a lot of stick for his defensive approach in the goalless draw against Liverpool, but Young has taken the positives from last weekend’s game citing that the point could prove priceless at the end of the current campaign.
“We don’t listen to it. It’s one of those things – people will try and criticise you when you’re doing well. I’m sure we will look back on it at the end of the season and say it’s a very good point for us,” he added.
United have an easy-looking trip to Huddersfield Town on Saturday afternoon, and Young and co. will be determined to secure three points in order to maintain the slender gap to leaders Manchester City.
Mourinho’s men have won six and drawn two of their league outings this term, and they are still two points behind their cross-town rivals, who are presently deemed favourites for the English crown.