Jose Mourinho calls David De Gea 'best goalkeeper in world' after heroics

Jose Mourinho calls David De Gea 'best goalkeeper in world' after heroics

Jose Mourinho calls David De Gea 'best goalkeeper in world' after heroics

"I told him after the match what I saw today was the best goalkeeper in the world", Mourinho told BT Sport.

"I didn't see the red card", Mourinho said.

Wenger said: "I am not Pochettino, I am Arsene Wenger".

De Gea saved twice in quick succession from Hector Bellerin and Sead Kolasinac shortly before halftime and somehow kept out United striker Romelu Lukaku's miskick when trying to clear from a corner.

The only other goalkeeper to make so many saves in a Premier League match are Tim Krul for Newcastle United (versus the Spurs in November 2013) and Vito Mannone for Sunderland (versus Chelsea in April 2014). When asked which was his favourite from a fine string of stops, he acknowledged: "Probably the double save when we were winning 2-1 [in the second half].

It was two very good teams going through different moments of the game", he said. And for all the chances United created, it was Arsenal who deserved to win.

"But I have to say that my players deserve all the great words".

Goals from Antonio Valencia and two from Jesse Lingard either side of Lacazette's strike moved second-placed United to within five points of their city rivals. I don't know so many in English but awesome, phenomenal, fantastic.

Twitter reacts as Manchester United manage to steal away three points from the more dominant Arsenal, who will be kicking themselves after not being able to capitalise on some serious pressure from start to finish.

While his "studs up" tackle on Bellerin in the 75th minute was a poor one, Mourinho felt some of the Arsenal players had hounded referee Andre Marriner to send Pogba off. "David was incredible. When they had the two or three clear chances David was there so we are very happy".

"It was a big blow to go 2-0 so early on - especially at home". But we have the experience to get better out of a game like that, you know.

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"We played well but there is nothing more frustrating when you have that quality of performance and nothing to show for it at the end".

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