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Solskjaer: “De Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world”

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Caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer labelled David de Gea the world’s best goalkeeper following his breathtaking display in Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday

After a lacklustre World Cup last summer, along with a difficult start to this season, De Gea made a timely return to his best form for United at Wembley.

The Spain international pulled off an incredible 11 saves in the second half as United clung on to their narrow 1-0 lead through Marcus Rashford’s first-half goal.

The result saw Solskjaer pick up a club record sixth win in a row in all competitions for his opening games in charge.

But Solskjaer’s stunning achievement was overshadowed by De Gea’s heroics on the day.

“[David was] fantastic,” said Solskjaer on the club website.

“Obviously when you make 11 saves that is a top, top performance but then again I thought that one or two were really good saves and then the rest of them you would expect David to save.

“He is the best goalkeeper in the world, I have said it many times. It is about positioning and concentration to be in the right position.

“Maybe one or two of them were uncatchable, but the saves he makes are because he is so in tune with the game.

“He is following the game, moving all the time. They don’t always look fantastic because he is in the right position.”

United, who are now level with Arsenal on 41 points in fifth-place in the Premier League, will next face Brighton at Old Trafford this Saturday.