David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world, according to Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney.
De Gea was magnificent once again for United during their clash with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, keeping out the champions with a string of superb saves. Despite his best efforts, he couldn’t deny Diego Costa an injury time equaliser as the two sides shared the points.
De Gea has won United’s Player of the Season award for the previous two seasons and Rooney believes that the Spaniard hasn’t just been the best player at Old Trafford, but also the best goalkeeper in the world.
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"I think David again made some incredible saves," Rooney told ManUtd.com after the game.
"I’ve said before he’s probably been the best goalkeeper in the world in the last few seasons and, again, he made some important saves to keep it at 1-0 for a long time.
"Unfortunately, the goal at the end has got Chelsea a point. It’s a disappointing result, particularly after conceding late on, and it feels a bit like a defeat.”
De Gea was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid last summer only for the proposed move to fall through due to an issue with the paperwork.
Mainly thanks to De Gea’s efforts, United have the second best defensive record in the league with only Tottenham conceding fewer goals than them.
Due to only conceding 22 goals in 25 Premier League matches, they have an outside chance of qualifying for next year’s Champions League as they currently sit in fifth, trailing Manchester City in fourth by six points