Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said David de Gea was making a case to be considered Manchester United’s greatest-ever goalkeeper after he produced a masterclass on Sunday to protect his side’s 1-0 lead against Tottenham.
Marcus Rashford scored the only goal shortly before half-time but credit for the win belonged primarily to De Gea whose 11 saves were the most he had made in a top-flight match without conceding a goal.
De Gea’s performance left Spurs players holding their heads in disbelief on multiple occasions.
But the 28-year-old played down his contribution to United’s latest victory, a win that saw them draw level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal and instead praised the “happiness” Solskjaer has brought to the dressing room.
“I was feeling very well with the first two saves, it was a great game,” he told Sky Sports. “I don’t even remember some of the saves so I can’t pick a best.
“The manager brought some happiness, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now. This is the real Manchester United.”
As expected, Twitter was full of praise for the Spanish shot-stopper. His performance flooded the social media platform with plenty of jokes and memes:
With inputs from AFP