Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez believes David de Gea is on the ‘same level’ as former Red Devils star Edwin van der Sar.
De Gea took a while to settle into life at Old Trafford after his £18m move from Atletico Madrid, as the Spaniard struggled to adapt to the physicality of the English game.
However De Gea has since weathered the storm and is now one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the Premier League.
The 22-year-old made a number of outstanding saves against Stoke City at the weekend, which allowed the Premier League champions to complete a 3-2 comeback against Mark Hughes’ side.
Hernandez, who came off the bench to score United’s 80th minute winner, reserved special praise for De Gea after his side's dramatic victory.
"He was wonderful," Hernandez told ManUtd.com. "Like I always say, we are a team and there are no heroes, but in some games there are players who make the difference and David was the one on Saturday.
"He's a wonderful goalkeeper, for me he's probably the best one in the world. People don't like to say that but, for me, he probably is. David and Edwin van der Sar are two of the best goalkeepers I have trained with - wonderful. Same level, same style and David is improving day by day."
The Mexican international also revealed how Manchester United boss David Moyes told the players after the game that they had De Gea to thank for the crucial win.
"That's what the gaffer said to us and we agreed that it was because of him we got the three points," added Hernandez. "He made two or three saves after the goals and he was just fantastic."
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