‘Best goalkeeper in the world’, Mourinho reacts to De Gea’s performance versus Arsenal

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho hailed the performance of David de Gea, who made a record-tying 14 saves to secure his side’s 3-1 win over Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The Spain international was unstoppable on Saturday evening as he denied the Gunners time and time again to preserve United in the game. Ultimately, Jesse Lingard was awarded the man of the match for his brace, but Mourinho was truly pleased with the performance of the Spanish shot-stopper.

Speaking to BT Sport after the match, Mourinho was impressed with the effort of all of his players, but singled out praise for De Gea, who he deems as the best goalkeeper in the world, he said, h/t The Star: “I told [De Gea] after the match, what I saw today was the best goalkeeper in the world.”

The win capped off an impressive week for United who secured six points from two away matches, and the focus will now shift to the Champions League in midweek against CSKA Moscow. United are currently leading their group with 12 points, and anything other than a heavy defeat will see them through to the knockout phase of the elite competition.

Following this, Manchester United have a cross-city derby against fierce rivals Manchester City, where Paul Pogba will play no part after his straight red card for a nasty-looking challenge on Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin.



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