Rival bestows Alisson’s nickname upon De Gea instead

Date published: Monday 17th September 2018 12:18 - Matthew Stead

Ben Foster has described Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea as “the Messi of goalkeeping”. Wasn’t that meant to be Alisson?

De Gea endured a poor start to the season for Manchester United by his remarkably high standards, saving just 50% of the shots he faced in the first four games.

He was back to his influential best against Watford on Saturday however, making one fine save late on from Christian Kabasele to secure all three points. He is a winner!

Foster, in the opposite goal, is in awe of his rival.

“He is the most natural goalie you will ever see,” he said. “He is the Messi of goalkeeping.

“He does it all the time. It’s almost like he is not even bothered, either.

“It would be so nice to pull those saves off, get up and it’s almost like he just wants to go home. He is brilliant.

“A top goalie and, if any young goalie out there wants to learn how to be a goalkeeper, watch David de Gea. He is world class. Breathtaking.”


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