Champions League

De Gea: I made a save and I'm happy for that

2018-02-22 08:19
David de Gea (TEAMtalk)

Cape Town - Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea described his feeling after making an important save in a 0-0 draw against Sevilla in the Champions League.

De Gea made two breath-taking saves to deny Steven N'Zonzi and Luis Muriel at the end of the first half at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, denying Sevilla a lead to take to England for next month's return.

The Spain 'keeper displayed all his class as he kept out a headed attempt from Muriel from point-blank range, requiring breath-taking reactions.

"We defended well but I think they had control of the ball," De Gea said. "They played really well but the game is still open and we have to play the second leg at Old Trafford.

"It [the save] was in the last minute of the second half, so it was an important moment in the game. I made a save, I'm happy for that."

Former United defender Rio Ferdinand hailed De Gea as the best outright goalkeeper in the world in his post-match analysis of the game.

"Outright the best goalkeeper in the world," Ferdinand said. "The great goalkeepers don’t have to make saves every 10 minutes. He has that concentration in abundance. The reflexes, the speed is just phenomenal and breath-taking."

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