De Gea's words for 'amazing' Uzoho

Thursday 13 October 2022 22:47

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea was full of praise for opposite number Francis Uzoho, after his amazing display during the Reds' 1-0 Europa League victory over Omonia Nicosia.

The Nigeria international, standing in for the injured first-choice keeper Fabiano, kept United at bay for 93 long minutes, making an incredible 12 saves as the home side were frustrated for the majority of the game.

Substitute Scott McTominay finally hit the back of the net with the 34th and final shot of the night for Erik ten Hag’s side, but De Gea still wanted to single out the Cypriots’ no.23.

“Of course. I think he [Uzoho] had an amazing game,” said David, in his interview with MUTV.

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“I think he made eight or 10 great saves for his team in the game but in the end we scored a goal and for sure he made a great game.

“I know he played in La Liga in Spain. He had an amazing game and congratulations for him.”

Commenting on United's struggle to convert our dominance into goals, the Spaniard added: “Yeah, probably this is the only point we can improve because we controlled the game.

“They don’t create chances - just a couple of half-chances - but sometimes games happen like this. Sometimes you create 10 chances and sometimes you create one and score a goal. But this is football.

“Like I said before we fight until the end and score a goal but we need to be more clinical if we want to win games in the Premier League.”

United 1 Omonia 0


The Reds leave it late at Old Trafford but Scott McTominay comes up trumps.

Uzoho spoke to BT Sport after the game and confessed his love for United, also stopping for a selfie with Ten Hag before the Dutchman spoke to reporters.

“I am not disappointed though because we had a great game but I would have preferred to get at least a point but I’m happy. It’s not an easy stadium to play in with these big players so I’m happy in general,” he said.

“Yes [I’m a big United fan]. It’s a dream come true for me. I have dreamed to play here for a long, long time so, when I saw the draw and I figured I would be playing at Old Trafford, I wanted to play. I prayed to God to get an opportunity to play, and I got it, so I am happy to play here.”