In truth, United have relied on their Spanish shot-stopper a bit too much in recent seasons, and tonight’s Champions League tie against Juventus was absolutely no different, with the Serie A champions dominating from the early stages.
Paulo Dybala gave the visitors the lead at Old Trafford after just 17 minutes, and it could’ve been a lot worse had it not been for De Gea.
Early in the second-half, the Turin giants turned up the heat on United, with Ronaldo attempting an audacious top-corner effort – only to be thwarted at the last second by the Spanish international:
Beautiful strike 💥
Fantastic save 🙌
David de Gea at his very best against Cristiano Ronaldo 👏 pic.twitter.com/9OtIZLM9HQ
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) October 23, 2018
De Gea is currently still negotiating a new contract with the United hierarchy – and surely they should give him whatever he wants, eh?
He’s be absolutely impossible to replace!
What do you think?