Mour­inho hails De Gea as the world’s best goal­keeper

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Jose Mour­inho la­belled David de Gea as the best goal­keeper in the world fol­low­ing Manchester United’s win over Arse­nal, al­though De Gea was keen to put the team first de­spite his hero­ics. The Spain goal­keeper pro­duced a stun­ning one-man show as United emerged from the Emi­rates as 3-1 vic­tors. Jesse Lin­gard (2) and An­to­nio Va­len­cia scored but De Gea was the real hero — not that he let it show. Asked by BT Sport if he had played bet­ter, he said: “It’s a win. The team de­fended well for 90 min­utes. It was a good game against Arse­nal, we scored three goals but then lost con­trol. It was dif­fi­cult.” The win puts United five points be­hind lead­ers Manchester

City ahead of their game with West Ham. His man­ager Mour­inho was will­ing to go where De Gea would not. “I told him after the match, what I saw to­day was the best goal­keeper in the world,” Mour­inho said. On a bril­liant, end-to-end game, he added: “I think it was a phe­nom­e­nal game. I loved the way my team played and fought. Arse­nal also played amaz­ing, cre­ated dif­fi­cul­ties for us. I have to say we de­serve all the great words.”

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