David De Gea.

Ole: David showed who he is

Sunday 19 September 2021 17:48

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was full of praise for David De Gea following his match-winning penalty save against West Ham United.

The goalkeeper pulled off a stunning penalty save in injury time to deny West Ham captain Mark Noble from earning his side a point at the London Stadium.

Our no.1 dived to his left at full stretch to secure a vital victory on the road as the Reds maintained an unbeaten start to the Premier League season with a 2-1 triumph in east London.

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Following the heroics of De Gea, the United boss was delighted with the Spaniard when conducting his post-match interview with MUTV.

"You know he's a top keeper, everyone loves having him behind them," the boss emphasised.

"He's come back focused, really determined, with a desire to show who he is. It's his 11th season and we've never stopped believing in him, and it's important that he also knows that.

"He came in pre-season and said: 'I know I'm supposed to be rested but I want to come back early' and that just shows his determination."

Speaking to Sky Sports, our manager further highlighted the personality of the 30-year-old between United’s sticks.

"He’s a different man," Ole said.

"He asked to come back early for pre-season and wanted to show how good he is. He’s so focused and saved two points for us today." 

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Aside from the stunning penalty save on Sunday, the Spaniard has been in fine form at the start of this campaign as a whole.

Our no.1 reacted excellently with a double-save against Wolverhampton Wanderers and pulled off a brilliant stop when Southampton striker Adam Armstrong was through on goal on the south coast.

Keep it up, David!