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28/10/2013 09:00, Report by Steve Bartram

De Gea 'best in world'

Javier Hernandez has compared David De Gea to Manchester United legend Edwin van der Sar and described the Spaniard as the best goalkeeper in the world.

The Reds' no.1 made some stunning saves against Stoke City and continues to grow in stature, earning universal acclaim. Chicharito, whose goal won the three points, was quick to pay tribute to his pal and feels he is now on a par with United's 2008 Champions League final star van der Sar.

"He was wonderful," Hernandez enthused to ManUtd.com. "Like I always say, we are a team and there are no heroes, but in some games there are players who make the difference and David was the one on Saturday. 

"He's a wonderful goalkeeper, for me he's probably the best one in the world. People don't like to say that but, for me, he probably is. David and Edwin van der Sar are two of the best goalkeepers I have trained with - wonderful. Same level, same style and David is improving day by day."

David Moyes told the players that De Gea was one of the main reasons for success at the weekend, even rushing from his goal at one point to make a crucial tackle.

"That's what the gaffer said to us and we agreed that it was because of him we got the three points," added Hernandez. "He made two or three saves after the goals and he was just fantastic."

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