Victor Lindelof: David de Gea is a fantastic goalkeeper for Manchester United

by Marwan Harraz

Manchester United’s Victor Lindelof has praised David de Gea, calling him a ‘fantastic goalkeeper’ following the win over Swansea.

The Spaniard was instrumental in his club’s victory over the away side despite initially not having anything to do in the 2-0 win.

Quickfire goals from Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez saw United all but win the game in the opening twenty minutes but the Swans responded after the break.

De Gea was then needed to help keep the clean sheet with his two incredible saves helping to keep Swansea at arms length.

Lindelof was also key in keeping the clean sheet and repaid his manager’s faith for selecting him over Eric Bailly.

According to the Daily Star, Victor said: “Swansea had two good opportunities in the second half, but we had David De Gea in goal and like I always say he is a fantastic goalkeeper.

“I think [those two saves] prove his quality. The opponent might not have much, but he is always ready when shots do come and always there to save them. He is a fantastic player.

“We always want to keep a clean sheet, that’s very important for us because if we keep a clean sheet, we know our attacking players can score goals.”

Victor Lindelof‘s ability on the ball was the key reason he was picked to start as Jose Mourinho explained his decision.

The Swede though wasn’t really given an opportunity to showcase his passing range given how Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic were in total control in midfield.

Mourinho perhaps expected a deep, narrow Swansea side who counter-attack but was instead greeted with a team who hardly showed up for the first half.

Lindelof wasn’t needed to break down the opposition in the second half either as Manchester United were too busy trying to keep the ball out of their own net.

Other opportunities will present themselves for the former Benfica man to show off his passing but Bailly isn’t exactly a slouch in that department either.

In fact, Chris Smalling, who started the match as well, is more so infamous for his poor distribution which even saw him being dropped from the England squad.

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