David De Gea now a great goalkeeper, says Gary Neville

Gary Neville heaps praise on Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

David De Gea has become a great goalkeeper, Manchester United legend Gary Neville has claimed.

The Spain international made an incredible eight saves to help the Red Devils secure a 3-0 victory over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday.

If you look at the improvements he has made from where he was three years ago, it is absolutely staggering

Gary Neville

And after a slow start to life at United, former defender Neville reckons De Gea has blossomed into a world-class goalkeeper.

“We are now seeing a huge improvement in his game. He has always been a great shot stopper, he has been like that from day one,” Neville told Sky Sports.

“However, there are four other areas where he has greatly improved his game, the first being dealing with crosses, which I still think is his main challenge.

“This season there is a massive improvement on his intent. He is now catching and dominating. Incredibly, he has made just one punch, against Arsenal, all season.

“However, the one mistake that he has made all season was against West Ham, when he came and flapped a little bit at a cross. So it is still probably the one part of his game where he needs to improve on.

“But if you look at the improvements he has made from where he was three years ago, it is absolutely staggering.”

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