Jose Mourinho has joked that he is not going to take a look at David de Gea as his greatest goalkeeper heading into Manchester United’s Champions League recreation in midweek.
Because the Pink Devils put together to host CSKA Moscow on Tuesday night time, Mourinho instructed reporters in his pre-match press conference that he’ll go into the sport taking a look at Sergio Romero – who will begin at Outdated Trafford – because the ‘greatest goalkeeper on this planet’ with Joel Pereira, deputising, because the second-best.
11.2 – David De Gea has saved 11.2 objectives greater than anticipated this season within the Premier League given the standard of probabilities confronted, four.5 greater than some other keeper. Barrier.
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“My goalkeeper is at all times the very best goalkeeper on this planet,” he joked. “So now David is the third greatest. [Sergio] Romero is primary and Joel [Pereira] quantity two, and David is the third greatest.”
De Gea pulled out one of many Premier League’s nice goalkeeping performances on the weekend in opposition to Arsenal, making 14 saves in a pulsating Three-1 win on the Emirates together with an outstanding double cease from Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez.
Talking after the match, Mourinho mentioned: “I instructed him after the match that what I noticed at present was the very best goalkeeper on this planet. Large matches want goalkeepers to be there for you, when the group wants them, however I believe [from] all of our gamers, the trouble was magnificent.”
United want only a level from their Tuesday night time match in opposition to CSKA to high their group forward of the Russian facet and Basel, who beat Mourinho’s group within the final spherical of video games to place themselves within the field seat to qualify behind the Premier League title challengers.
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