Man Utd have a ‘world beater’ in their XI, says Paul Merson

Date published: Saturday 30th September 2017 11:18

Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson believes Manchester United have a “world beater” in their line-up.

United remain unbeaten in all competitions so far this season and are joint-top of the Premier League on 16 points alongside rivals Manchester City and Merson believes David De Gea is a major reason why.

The 26-year-old Spaniard has managed six clean sheets in nine games in all competitions this season and his save in midweek in the 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow was “world class”, according to Merson.

The former Arsenal forward also believes De Gea is head and shoulders above his rivals and that includes Germany No.1 Manuel Neuer and Belgium stopper Thibaut Courtois.

“David De Gea is without doubt the best goalkeeper in the world right now,” Merson wrote in Daily Star column.

“It’s not even close either. Manuel Neuer and Thibaut Courtois are great keepers too but he’s making sensational saves week after week.

“If United win the title he will have been a big reason why.

“His save in the Champions League this week was world class, but it’s almost becoming normal for him. Some of the saves he makes are mind-blowing.

“It took him a while to get used to playing in the Premier League but he’s the best keeper in it now. No-one else even comes close.

“He’s playing for one of the biggest clubs in the world too and that brings a huge amount of pressure but he handles it so well.

“If De Gea doesn’t get the credit he deserves in Spain it’s because he’s not playing there for Real Madrid.

“But United know what they have – a world beater.”

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