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De Gea has shown he is the best, claims Ashley Young

The Spain international has been an irreplaceable part of the United squad for years now.

David de Gea has already shown that he is the number on goalkeeper in football, says his team-mate Ashley Young. The Spaniard did not necessarily go through the best start of his Old Trafford spell, but later on emerged as a model of consistency through an endless run of incredible performances.

A proof of de Gea’s remarkable showing on the pitch is the fact that he has been awarded three Player of the Year awards at Manchester United. The Red Devils appear to slowly be going back on the right path to glory after a period of poor performances following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement and Ashley Young believes that de Gea has been a vital part of that process, even suggesting that the Spaniard’s performances have shown he is above the likes of Manuel Neuer.

 “I don’t think there is [anyone better].” Young told MUTV.

“I said a few seasons ago I thought he could be the world number one and I think he’s shown that he is now.”

De Gea once again proved his quality in United’s latest feature against Liverpool. He produced a stunning first-half save from Joel Matip, helping Mourinho’s side clinch the 0-0 draw the Red Devils seemingly came for. Despite all the criticism towards the way Manchester United approached the derby, Young insists that the team is paying no attention to such things.

“We don’t listen to it.

“It’s one of those things – people will try and criticise you when you’re doing well. I’m sure we will look back on it at the end of the season and say it’s a very good point for us.

“It’s a hostile atmosphere and always tough when you go there and if you can get a win then great, but if you can’t do that then you go there to make sure you don’t lose. We defended as a team and came away with a good point.”