Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has revealed that his save from Leighton Baines’s penalty was his favourite stop of the clash against Everton, despite a series of spectacular blocks in the later stages of the game to give Man Utd the three points, as reported by the Daily Express.
With Everton pressing for a late equaliser in the clash on Sunday, De Gea was called upon to keep the Merseyside club at bay, and did so with aplomb, keeping out several shots that seemed destined to hit the back of the net.
However, De Gea does not believe that those saves were his most important, instead pointing to the save from the penalty spot shortly before half time.
Had De Gea conceded from that strike from Baines, Louis van Gaal’s side would have gone into the break on level terms. Given Everton’s relatively strong second half showing, this would have possibly been an issue.
“Every save is important but the team played very well.
“I think the younger players in the team will learn from these types of games. The team and the manager need to look forward.”