Mourinho hails De Gea

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Ahead of Manchester United's Champions League tie with CSKA Moscow, Jose Mourinho joked that De Gea was only his third best stopper, behind Sergio Romero and Joel Pereira.

To many - especially Manchester United fans - David De Gea is God.

De Gea made 14 saves as Arsenal threw everything at United after conceding goals by Antonio Valencia and Jesse Lingard in the opening 11 minutes at the Emirates Stadium.

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As impressive as those shot attempts and expected goals stats are, the biggest reason why the game's score did not match the underlying statistics was de Gea, who faced down all 33 of those shots-16 of which were on target-and was equal to almost all of them.

Lingard grabbed a second goal on 63 minutes, and though Pogba was dismissed late on, the Red Devils held firm to claim a critical three points from a pulsating North London encounter.

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After the break he continued to thwart Arsenal's best efforts, making an astonishing double save to first keep out Alexandre Lacazette's shot, then stuck out his leg to deny Alexis Sanchez from point-blank range. I loved the way my team played and fought.

I think even at 2-1 we can not afford to concede another goal.

The United boss will rest De Gea for this week's European clash at Old Trafford, and when asked if he had worked with a better goalkeeper in his career, he said: Yes.

However, it was his performance against Arsenal that really proved just how brilliant De Gea truly is.

"We defended very well, I don't think they created many chances after that, so the three points stayed with us".

'But we started the game really well, we scored two important goals and it's true that we lost a bit of a control of the game after.

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