Former Manchester United man Quinton Fortune has reiterated what many other pundits have said by stating that David de Gea has had a lot to do with the club’s successes this season.
Jose Mourinho’s men have been in second for much of the Premier League campaign and have advanced in the cup competitions of the FA Cup and Champions League.
United could potentially end the season with a cup trophy, likely the FA Cup and in second place in the league which would represent decent progress.
Last season saw Mourinho win the Europa League and EFL Cup in his first season in charge but did underperform in the league.
Better consistency this year should see the Red Devils finish in the Champions League spots on merit and Fortune believes De Gea has had a lot to do with it.
According to Teamtalk, Quinton said: “When he [De Gea] arrived at Old Trafford, he was a bit rocky at the start of his career but the improvement he has made has been unbelievable.
“When you look at the last couple of seasons, he has been player of the year – which is a little bit weird for a Manchester United goalkeeper.
“I think the position we are in the league and all the competition, I think David’s played a big role in that. Look at some of the games this season – he has kept us in games. The Seville game, especially, he was outstanding.
“In my opinion, he’s probably the best goalkeeper in the world at this moment in time and we hope that continues. He’s been absolutely brilliant, and we hope we can keep him here for many years to come.”
Many fans and pundits alike recognise that David is the club’s only world class player at the moment despite the other stars available.
Some would argue that Alexis Sanchez, Paul Pogba and Juan Mata could all potentially be considered world class as well but there are cases against all of them.
While the Chilean is certainly a top player, he can’t be considered world class at the club until he performs for Manchester United at that level.
Sanchez has put in decent displays so far but nothing reminiscent of his best while Pogba hasn’t truly finished developing as of yet.
Many expect the Frenchman to eventually be world class but at the moment is just a shade below that huge statement.