Following David de Gea’s stunning performance during the eventual 3-1 Premier League win over Arsenal, Manchester United fans were full of praise for their goalkeeper.
The Old Trafford number one made 14 saves to help the Red Devils earn three vital points, the most ever by a goalkeeper in a single Premier League game.
"The best goalkeeper in the entire universe." - @YuliLow
"One of the best individual performances I've ever seen." - @Vintage_Utd
"@D_DeGea could save a PDF file on a calculator." - @hashim0307
The reviews are in - now sit back and enjoy #DaveSaves: Arsenal Edition! pic.twitter.com/M4Kgw6jVNc
But it seems that wasn’t enough to crown him the world’s best shot stopper, with a recent ranking seeing him bizarrely placed very low.
According to a ranking which was carried out by France Football, De Gea is in fact only the seventh best goalie in the world.
All former international stoppers Santiago Canizares, Lionel Letizi, Sepp Maier, Mark Schwarzer and Francesco Toldo came together to decide who they thought was the best number one in the world.
Maybe surprisingly it was Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer that was voted number one, with Juventus icon Gianluigi Buffon in second and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois in third.December 5, 2017
The fourth spot was shared between Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid and Tottenham’s French stalwart Hugo Lloris, with Real Madrid’s reliable Keylor Navas in sixth.
That left De Gea to take up his position in seventh, which seems crazy given the sublime form the Spaniard has been in this season and beyond for Man United.