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How Ferdinand & Scholes reacted to David de Gea's incredible save vs Sevilla

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David de Gea once again came to Manchester United's rescue on Wednesday night as he made no less than eight saves during the 0-0 draw with Sevilla.

Just to put that crazy statistic into perspective, no goalkeeper has made eight stops for United in the Champions League since Edwin van der Sar against Barcelona in 2011.

Whereas Jose Mourinho's attackers flattered to deceive at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan Stadium, De Gea produced a masterclass to keep the scores level.

And to think, when the Spaniard joined United seven years ago from Atletico Madrid, his new teammates all had their concerns.

"When he first came [to United], even as players we were sitting there with doubts," said Rio Ferdinand on BT Sport while analysing the game afterwards.

"A young kid just come through the doors at United, we need to win every year, how are we going to do that with a young kid, inexperienced, who looks like he's lacking confidence?

"To be fair, Steeley (United's ex-goalkeeper coach Eric Steele] who brought him in, believed in him and the gaffer (Sir Alex Ferguson) followed that through.

"And look where he is today, that's a sign of someone who's worked hard to get where he needs to get."

De Gea's finest save against Sevilla came just before half-time, when he somehow parried Luis Muriel's header from point blank range. Check it out in the video below.


There's a reason De Gea is widely regarded as the best goalkeeper in the world right now - he had no right to make that save.

His stop sent United fans crazy on social media, not to mention Ferdinand and Paul Scholes, whose reactions in the BT Sport studio have surfaced.

In the hilarious video below, Ferdinand goes absolutely mental by standing up and shouting: "Oh my God, he's the best. What a save that is!"

Scholes, meanwhile, just looks stunned as he just gawps at the television and claps before shaking his head.


How good is that? Ferdinand then summed up the general feeling towards De Gea by adding: "This guy is a joke!"

Imagine where United would be without him...

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