Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has suggested that under-fire David De Gea remains the best goalkeeper in the world despite a tricky few months.
The Spaniard has endured a difficult 18 months between the sticks for the Red Devils, all culminating in a mistake in the recent 1-1 draw against Tottenham Hotspur that has seen him come under severe criticism.
However, Solskjaer still has faith in his stopper and is confident that he will be able to recapture his best form sooner rather than later.
Talking ahead of the club’s Premier League clash against Sheffield United on Wednesday, the Norwegian said: “David is the best goalkeeper in the world.
“He’s conceded two goals in the last seven games he’s played for us. There are two games against City, Chelsea, of course Tottenham, Everton. Two goals in seven games, we’ve gone on a run not conceding goals.
“The Everton one is a freak one, maybe. This one, he cannot save it.
“He makes great saves, he wins games for us and I still think he’s the best goalkeeper in the world.
“David’s working really hard. He’s not making errors that you see time and time again. He’s been consistently working hard in training and I’m very pleased with his work.”
Since arriving at Old Trafford in 2011 from Atletico Madrid, the now 29-year-old has made 395 appearances and kept 138 clean sheets.
The Red Devils sit at a price of 5/6 with Betfair to keep another clean sheet against the Blades in midweek.