David De Gea

United stars pay tribute to De Gea after keeper makes 11 second-half saves in their win over Spurs

David De Gea produced a masterclass performance as Manchester United secured a hard fought one nil win over Tottenham at Wembley to remain unbeaten under Ole Gunnaer Solskjaer.

Marcus Rashford gave United a one nil lead at the stroke of half time and despite Tottenham pressure in the second half, it was De Gea who became star of the show as he pulled eleven saves to deny Spurs even a point.

The result leaves Spurs nine points behind leaders Liverpool and United level on points with fifth-placed Arsenal as they revive their top-four hopes. This result is a bitter blow to Spurs as they try to keep pace with Liverpool and Manchester City.

De Gea’s team mates were clearly grateful, taking to social media to praise the stopper’s performance.

Romelu Lukaku shared this cartoon of David de Gea following Sunday's win at Wembley

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‘Man like @d_degeaofficial’, wrote Romelu Lukaku as he shared a cartoon of De Gea pulling a barrier down to cover the goal with the words ‘sorry, closed on Sunday’ written on it. Luke Shaw tweeted the same image.

Midfielder Ander Herrera followed suit, posting a photo of himself and the goalkeeper hugging at the final whistle with the caption ‘no words @d_degeaofficial’.

He would later share a story from the team coach, placing a top hat emoticon on De Gea’s head.

De Gea himself also tweeted, calling it a ‘perfect night at Wembley’ along with a picture of him celebrating at full time.

Ander Herrera in the Uited coach following the game

De Gea in the United coach following the game

Ander Herrera shared a video of himself and De Gea in the team coach following the match

Matic posted a dressing room selfie with De Gea, along with the warning 'we are taking over'

Matic posted a dressing room selfie with De Gea, along with the warning ‘we are taking over’

Compatriot Juan Mata went for a sarcastic approach as he responded ‘nah, average’ to De Gea’s tweet about it being a ‘perfect night’.

He then wrote ‘I know you all felt like me’ in response to a clip from Sky of himself staring in amazement at De Gea at the end of the game with the caption ‘find someone who looks at you the way Juan Mata looks at David De Gea’.

The love-in did not stop there as Victor Lindelof and Andreas Pereira both took opportunities to post images with the man of the hour on United’s train back to Manchester.

Midfielder Nemanja Matic also posted a dressing room selfie with the keeper, along with the warning ‘we are taking over! Huge win tonight. De Gea was on fire!’

The praise for De Gea continued to pour in from the footballing world, with his former United team mate Darren Fletcher declaring him the best in the world.

Speaking on Match of the Day 2, Fletcher said: ‘I think he has almost revolutionised the goalkeeping position – it is hard to get your body down and save with your hands, so use your feet, they are an asset.

‘His mannerisms, he is so cool, after every one of those saves he just takes it in his stride, he doesn’t get too high doesn’t get too low.


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