In the first game at Old Trafford three weeks ago, the Reds surrendered an early two-goal lead and Juan Mata was inches away from completing a remarkable turnaround for the Blues at the death. But De Gea stuck out a trademark right boot to divert his fellow Spaniard’s effort just wide of the post and preserve United’s hopes of a domestic Double.
In an exclusive interview with Inside United, the goalkeeper recalled: "Juan turned Jonny Evans and suddenly the whole goal opened up for him to shoot.
"But at full stretch I managed to make contact with my toe and it was very satisfying to keep it out.
"He came up after the game and congratulated me for the save but he also took the mickey a bit, in a nice way!
"it was very satisfying to keep Juan's shot out. He came up after the game and congratulated me for the save but he also took the mickey a bit, in a nice way!"
– David De Gea
Read an in-depth interview with United's number one in the latest edition of Inside United magazine, out on Wednesday.