David de Gea pulls off brilliant penalty save from Romelu Lukaku

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has pulled off a brilliant save to deny Everton from the penalty spot in their FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.

Marouane Fellaini had given the Red Devils the lead in the first half, before young full-back Timothy Fosu-Mensah was penalised for a foul in the area on Ross Barkley.

Up stepped Romelu Lukaku, who had an effort cleared off the line in the early stages of the match by Wayne Rooney, but the Belgian saw his effort athletically blocked by De Gea. You can check out the video at the bottom of this article.

De Gea was recently named in the PFA Team of the Year, having kept 14 clean sheets so far this season.

The former Atletico Madrid man was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid last summer only to see a switch to the Bernabeu fall through at the last moment, but has put that behind him to become perhaps Manchester United's best performer this term.

Louis van Gaal's team are looking to end the season on a high after a largely dissapointing campaign, and a place in the FA Cup final will do the Dutchman's chances of holding on to his job no harm whatsoever. 

If his side do see off the Toffees to make it into the final as they try and win their first FA Cup since 2004, then they will certainly have De Gea to thank.

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