Redknapp tells Man United fans where De Gea ranks in Premier League history
The Liverpool legend believes David De Gea is the second-best goalkeeper in Premier League history
Jamie Redknapp has claimed that David De Gea is the second-best goalkeeper in Premier League history behind Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel.
The Red Devils shot stopper produced one of the performances of the 2017-18 season so far after De Gea equalled a Premier League record to make 14 saves during Manchester United’s 3-1 win at bitter rivals Arsenal at The Emirates on Saturday evening.
The 27-year-old has been a key part of the Red Devils team since he helped Manchester United to win their final Premier League title under Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013.
Of course, De Gea struggled under Ferguson initially following a £18m move to Manchester United from La Liga giants Atletico Madrid in the 2011 summer transfer window.
However, the Spanish shot stopper has grown in confidence and stature over the past four seasons and was named the club’s player of the year in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
De Gea has been linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid but Manchester United have managed to keep the Spain international at Old Trafford despite the lure of a return to the Spanish capital.
Former Liverpool legend Redknapp believes De Gea is just behind Schmeichel in Premier League goalkeeping history.
“Where does De Gea sit among the best ever Premier League keepers?” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“For me, he is second only to Peter Schmeichel, who is still the No 1.
Schmeichel was so imposing. Time and again you would be put through one-on-one, make a great connection and feel convinced you had scored — only for him to pull off a sensational save.
“He was the first goalkeeper I remember making his body into a star to be as big as possible. This is now commonplace.”