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Victor Lindelof hails “world-class” David de Gea as the best

Victor Lindelof believes Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is back to being “the best in the world” after returning to his best form this season.

The Spaniard even won United’s Player of the Month award for November, though he raised eyebrows last week against Arsenal after making a meal of a collision with his own team-mate, which resulted in Emile-Smith Rowe scoring the opener at Old Trafford.

It’s a fitting time for club media to interview Lindelof at the moment, too, because like De Gea he’s been brilliant of late. The pair helped United keep a rare clean sheet on Sunday at Old Trafford.

The Swede spoke very highly of De Gea (via ManUtd.com): “He’s been absolutely world class and, in my opinion, he’s the best in the world and he’s been showing that this season.

“He’s been absolutely brilliant and saving a lot of balls and helping us a lot. I’m very pleased for him and we have a very good relationship, on and off the pitch, so I’m very happy for him.

“It’s very important [having that relationship]. The communication as well – we speak Spanish and Portuguese to each other, which is important. You know he is always behind you and if there’s a mistake or they [the opposition] get through, then he’s always there to protect you and that’s always nice to know that David has your back.

“No, of course not, as I said, he’s world class and he’s the best for me. His reactions and everything are phenomenal, everything about his game, with the ball at his feet, he’s very good. I’m saying it again – world class.”

This makes for a big change in coverage for United’s number one, who, as recently as last season, had his place in the team questioned by many when Dean Henderson was trying to get a glove in.

De Gea has bounced back from the criticism and I doubt Ralf Rangnick will make any big changes between the sticks while in charge as interim manager.

He may need to do more before we can claim he’s the best in the world again, mind.

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