Sport

Ex-United keeper still rates Buffon as better than De Gea

Ex-United keeper still rates Buffon as better than De Gea

Jose's players dominated the early proceedings but soon needed to rely on a sturdy defence and their world class goalkeeper and Ducker believes keeping David was more important than anything else last summer.

As for Pogba's dismissal, which will rule him out of the Manchester derby, Mourinho said Arsenal had been fortunate not to go a man down as well following a challenge by Laurent Koscielny on Romelu Lukaku.

Jose Mourinho has joked that he will not look at David de Gea as his best goalkeeper heading into Manchester United's Champions League game in midweek.

Spain stopper De Gea has retained his impeccably high standards again this season, with his performance at Arsenal on Saturday rehashing the argument over which keeper is the best on the planet.

Melanie Da Cruz Evelina Kamph and Camille Sold
ZENPIX Melanie Da Cruz Evelina Kamph and Camille Sold

Greater responsibility may fall on Lingard in the coming weeks when Paul Pogba will be suspended for second-placed United following his red card against the Gunners. "I thought, 'Surely he is not built for the physicality of the Premier League?'" said Redknapp in his column for the Mail.

In total, David de Gea pulled off 14 magnificent saves, equaling the Premier League held jointly by Vito Mannone and Tim Krul. But I have to also say that Arsenal played, in some periods, amazing, attacking football, creating difficulties for us. One or two more years wouldn't add or take away from what I've already achieved.

"We played well but there is nothing more frustrating than when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end". "Despite being 2-0 down we should have come back - we had enough chances".

As impressive as those shot attempts and expected goals stats are, the biggest reason why the game's score did not match the underlying statistics was de Gea, who faced down all 33 of those shots-16 of which were on target-and was equal to almost all of them. "But you can not make the mistakes we made at the beginning".