Gary Neville: 26-year-old is Manchester United’s world-class player


Manchester United legend-turned-pundit Gary Neville has hailed David de Gea as one of the world’s best shot-stoppers after he secured his 100th clean sheet in the Red Devil shirt.

The Spain international achieved the feat during United’s 4-0 thumping of Everton on Sunday where he put in a string of impressive saves to prevent the Toffees from scoring.

De Gea has made a superb start to the campaign with four clean sheets in five league appearances, and Neville was quick to praise him stating that he is United’s world-class player.

He told Sky Sports on Sunday h/t Squawka: “You could argue he’s the outstanding goalkeeper in the world. He’s Man United’s world-class player. I gave him quite a bit of stick when he first came here, but he is nowhere near that now.”

United clinched their third 4-0 victory of the season versus the Toffees, and this sees them joint-top with Manchester City, who are only ahead in alphabetical order.

Real Madrid’s interest in De Gea has remained a talking point in every season, but the Spaniard is expected to play a crucial role through the 2017/18 campaign with Jose Mourinho aiming to end the club’s Premier League drought.

De Gea is likely to be rested for the League Cup clash on Wednesday night with Sergio Romero set to start between the sticks against Championship side Burton Albion.

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