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Solskjaer: 'De gea rivals Schmeichel and Van der Sar'

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De Gea was man of the match as United edged out Tottenham at Wembley. EFE

Solskjaer: 'De gea rivals Schmeichel and Van der Sar'

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Manchester United caretaker boss insisted that the club's current stopper could rival legends such as Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar in Old Trafford folklore, after the Spaniard put in an excellent display to help his side see off Tottenham at Wembley.

De Gea's 11 saves on the evening helped United record a sixth consecutive victory, since Solskjaer took over from former manager Jose Mourinho, and the Norwegian was keen to highlight just how vital his goalkeeper's performance was. After the match, the United interim boss suggested that the Spanish stopper was well on his way to rivalling greats like Peter Schmeichel and Edwin Van der Sar for the title of Manchester United's greatest ever goalkeeper. 

In an interview after full time at Wembley, Solskjaer was asked if the performance from his keeper was the best of the player's career, and he was not shy in praising De Gea. The United boss said: "I've said it many times, though, we've got the best goalkeeper in the world. Obviously when you make 11 saves it is a top performance, but even so, two of them were top saves. The rest you would expect David to make, they were more about concentration and being in the right position."

"We've had some great goalkeepers at this club and I think he's challenging both Edwin and Peter for the number one spot historically."

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