Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea deserves more recognition outside of England, according to his team-mate Juan Mata.
The Spaniard has been in outstanding form for the Red Devils in between the sticks this season, with nine clean sheets – the most in the Premier League.
Mata, who plays with De Gea for both Man United and the Spanish national team, can’t believe that he was recently voted only the seventh-best keeper in world football.
“You know what? “I don’t know why some people don’t appreciate him and how good he is,” Mata said.
“He’s not always on the list of the best goalkeepers in the world, or whatever these awards are, and, for me, it’s definite.
“I see his games week in and week out and can see he is great and fantastic.
“He has to be in the top three, top two or top one.
“For me, he’s the best and it would be nice if more journalists, not just in England as he is very well appreciated in England, but in different countries, realised how good he is.”