Praise heaped on ‘unbelievable’ De Gea

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After another virtuoso display in goal for Manchester United, David de Gea was predictably a topic of much praise after the team’s 1-2 FA Cup quarter final victory over West Ham United. Whilst Louis van Gaal’s side have experienced another season to forget, De Gea has been in fine form since his return to the side in September having seen a botched move to Real Madrid on transfer deadline day fall through, and saved impressively from Andy Carroll, Cheikhou Kouyaté and Michail Antonio late on.

On the subject of that failed transfer, Van Gaal told MUTV: “We kept him and that is because he is one of the best you can imagine. I am very happy with him.”

Vice captain Michael Carrick had this to say to BBC Sport on his Spanish team mate: “He has been unbelievable for us for so long now. We needed him at the end. The Tompkins goal gave them incentive. We defended well at times but David stepped up.”