Jamie Carragher: Manchester United’s David de Gea is the world’s best goalkeeper

Jamie Carragher: Manchester United’s David de Gea is the world’s best goalkeeper

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is the world’s best, according to Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher.

De Gea has started the season in world-class form, putting in incredible performances game after game.

The Spaniard’s save to deny Joel Matip in Man United’s 0-0 draw with Liverpool was widely regarded as one of the best we’ll see all season.

De Gea had already made one of the saves of the season against Stoke City to keep Man United in front at the time, though the Reds went on to draw the game 2-2.

“I think he is the best goalkeeper in the world,” Carragher said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.

“Peter [Schmeichel] is the greatest Premier League goalkeeper but De Gea is second.

“We have had some greats, [David] Seaman, [Petr] Cech but he is that good.”

There has been a general consensus that De Gea is one of the world’s best for some seasons now.

But this fine form at the start of the season has seen him labelled out on his own as the best in the world by fans and pundits alike.

For some, De Gea’s only challenge is Bayern Munich ‘keeper Manuel Neuer, though others see Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois on. a similar level.

De Gea’s value to United continues to rise which, five years ago, would have been difficult to foresee as the Spaniard struggled in his first two seasons in the Premier League.

Now, though, De Gea is United’s best player and one they must keep with Real Madrid perennially linked.

His contract runs out in the summer of 2019, though reports this month suggest that United will offer the 26-year-old a long-term deal and are confident that he will accept, now enjoying life in England and enjoying playing for the club in an exciting spell.

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