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Gary Lineker’s tweet about De Gea during Man Utd 0-0 Southampton was spot on

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At this rate, David de Gea will be remembered as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time.

The Manchester United shot-stopper has produced some unbelievable performances since arriving at Old Trafford from Atletico Madrid in 2011, particularly over the past few seasons.

Signed for just £18.9 million, De Gea, who didn’t enjoy the best of starts following his move to England, is now widely regarded as the best keeper on the planet - above the likes of Gianluigi Buffon, Thibaut Courtois and even Manuel Neuer.

The 27-year-old is worth his weight in gold to Man Utd.

Just where would they be without the man who won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award in 2014, 2015 and 2016?

They’d certainly have fewer Premier League points than they currently do. Following today's stalemate against Southampton, United now find themselves third in the league, 14 points behind league-leaders Manchester City.

Manchester United v Southampton - Premier League

De Gea saves Man Utd (again) v Southampton

United were once again thankful to De Gea today following their 0-0 draw against the Saints.

The world-class No. 1 pulled off some magnificent saves - including this one from Shane Long in the second half.

Gary Lineker posts perfect tweet about De Gea

Moments after that save, former England international Gary Lineker dropped the perfect tweet about De Gea…

“De Gea’s a joke,” Lineker tweeted. “He makes more saves with his feet than most keepers make with their hands.”

Spot on, Gary!

Reaction to Lineker's tweet

Here’s how Twitter has reacted to Lineker’s tweet…

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