‘The best goalkeeping performance I’ve seen at Old Trafford’ – Solskjaer hails De Gea

The Spaniard kept Liverpool at bay, saving numerous attempts from the likes of Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli to help Manchester United make it six wins on the spin

Manchester United legend Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised David de Gea’s performance against Liverpool as the best he’s ever seen from a home goalkeeper at Old Trafford.

The Spain international was in inspired form as he kept out the likes of Raheem Sterling and Mario Balotelli on numerous occasions, with United going on to win the Premier League clash 3-0 to move within five points of second-placed Manchester City.

Asked where he would rank De Gea’s performance, Solskjaer told Sky Sports: “I’ve seen quite a few [outstanding performances] with the goalkeepers I’ve played with in [Peter] Schmeichel and [Edwin] Van der Sar but today was probably the best one I’ve seen at Old Trafford from a United goalkeeper.

“He saves them. There’s six clear-cut chances that should have been goals. He stands up, David Seaman was the same. He makes it very difficult to score against him.”

Jamie Carragher added: “We talk now about who the best goalkeeper in the world is. Maybe Manuel Neuer, I think we’d all agree on that with [Thibaut] Courtois very close. I bet if you asked those two goalkeepers, they’ve never probably put in a performance like that.

“That’s one of the best goalkeeping performances I’ve seen. He was brilliant, he was always in control and never panicked. He was the difference.”

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