JAVIER Hernandez has hailed Manchester United teammate David de Gea as the best goalkeeper in world football.
De Gea endured a difficult start to his career in England, with question marks raised to his reliability and ability to adapt to the physicality of life in the Premier League shortly after completing a move from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
The 22-year-old has shrugged off the criticism, though and worked hard on improving his game. His efforts were rewarded in 2012-2013 as he played a prominent role in United’s title success, earned a place in the Premier League team of the year and helped Spain to defend their European Under-21 Championship crown.
Hernandez is delighted to see De Gea getting the recognition he deserves, with it his opinion that the Red Devils now boast the most complete shot-stopper in the global game within their ranks.
“David has really shown his quality. He’s doing very nicely.”
The Mexican striker said: “For me, he’s the best goalkeeper in the world.
“Last season he really benefited from being given the opportunity to play on a regular basis. “He was first choice and any player in the world shows his true ability when he gets the chance to have a decent run of games in the side.
“David has really shown his quality. He’s doing very nicely, thank you.”