‘I don’t know how he saved it!’: Marcus Rashford and Peter Schmeichel lead praise for ‘unbelievable’ David de Gea after his heroic display in Man United’s win over West Ham… days after he was ‘excluded from Spain’s 55-man provisional World Cup squad’
- Marcus Rashford showered praise on David De Gea after Man United’s win
- The Spanish goalkeeper produced a string of excellent saves to deny West Ham
- Hammers boss David Moyes called the 31-year-old’s performance ‘fantastic’
- De Gea was not featured in Spain’s 55-man provisional World Cup squad
Marcus Rashford was one of many personalities across the footballing world heaping praise on David De Gea after the Spaniard’s exceptional performance in Manchester United’s win over West Ham.
The 31-year-old made a number of crucial saves as United extended their unbeaten Premier League run to five games on the bounce.
Undoubtedly the pick of the bunch was De Gea’s stretching second-half dive to his right side to deny a Kurt Zouma header that looked otherwise certain to level the game.
David De Gea produced a phenomenal performance as Manchester United defeated West Ham
Speaking following the game, matchwinner Marcus Rashford led the praise for the United stalwart:
‘David was excellent. Zouma’s header I don’t know how he saved it and then the one from Rice. David is a top keeper who produces top moments like that.’
Rashford wasn’t the only United fan favourite to sing the Spaniard’s praises however, legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel took to Twitter to praise the United number one.
‘David De Gea. Unbelievable.’
Though his two late saves to deny Zouma and Declan Rice almost certainly cost West Ham a point at Old Trafford, Hammers boss David Moyes did not shy away from complimenting the veteran ‘keeper.
‘David de Gea was fantastic. We know how good a goalkeeper he is, he has been such a good keeper for so many years here. The two he saved were worldies. I’m pleased for him because he is a great guy but it’s important for us to get something today and we didn’t get it.’
The Spaniard made two crucial saves in the final ten minutes to deny Kurt Zouma and Declan Rice
West Ham boss David Moyes heaped praise on his former goalkeeper following the game
Aaron Cresswell also discussed the frustration of facing an elite goalkeeper like De Gea at the peak of his powers.
‘Yeah I think he made some unbelievable saves, on another day they go in. It’s frustrating on our part that we haven’t taken anything from the game. In the dressing room we said it feels like the worst case scenario because we should have definitely got something.’
De Gea’s impressive performance comes just days after he was snubbed by Spain manager Luis Enrique ahead of the upcoming World Cup.
Enquire’s 55-man provisional squad for the tournament, which included five goalkeepers, did not feature the Manchester United star who has not represented his country since 2020 and looks unlikely to add to his 45 international appearances in the near future.