David de Gea, Manchester United’s three-time Player of the Year, is not one of the world’s top two goalkeepers.
Well, this is what Konami obviously think based on their player ratings on the latest instalment of Pro Evolution Soccer.
De Gea is only rated as the third best ‘keeper in the game. With a rating of 87, the Spaniard finds himself level with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois.
On FIFA 17, De Gea is the second-best goalkeeper in the world behind Bayern Munich Manuel Neuer.
But can you guess which ‘keeper is second on PES 2017?
Buffon - better than De Gea?
Give yourself a pat on the back if you correctly predicted that Gianluigi Buffon is the man situated between Neuer and De Gea on the latest version of Pro Evo.
Neuer has rated 90, Buffon 88 and De Gea one mark behind the Italian.
De Gea is better than Buffon these days
But is a fair reflection of their respective abilities?
While Buffon remains a top goalkeeper, the Juventus star’s age can’t be ignored.
At 38, the Italian football legend isn’t as agile as he once was.
Most fans would still name Neuer as the world’s best player in his position - despite the number of risks he takes - with De Gea behind the German World Cup winner.
But Konami clearly see it differently.
Is David de Gea the second or third best goalkeeper in the world - or is he actually the best? Have your say by leaving a comment below.
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