Paul Pogba has hailed David de Gea as the best goalkeeper in world – even better than former Juventus teammate Gianluigi Buffon.
De Gea, 28, was again in fine form at the weekend during Manchester United’s 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur, producing countless important saves in order to protect his side’s clean sheet.
The Spaniard produced a staggering 11 saves for United against Spurs, a number topped only by his performance at the Emirates during the 3-1 win over Arsenal in December 2017 when he stopped 14 attempts.
It would seem his brilliance has not gone unnoticed by his teammates. Pogba was quick to throw praise towards De Gea , and even stated his belief that the 28-year-old is even better than his former teammate at Juventus, Gianluigi Buffon – as he apologised to the Italian legend for his comments.
“It was great for us,” Pogba said of the win at Spurs. “It was great to show we are coming back and getting closer to the top,” he told Sky Sports .
“We needed points and we showed that we could beat a big team. I wouldn’t say [we had] luck because you create your own luck.
“David did his job and I thank him for that. I think the team performance was great. We played against a good team. You cannot say they are not a good team because they have top players.
“It was a great game and it was a good victory for us. He is obviously one of the best, if not the best, goalkeepers in the world and when we need him he is there. That is what makes him the best. Sorry Gigi (Buffon) but even Gigi would maybe say that.”