Ander Herrera has described David de Gea as the best in the world, despite criticism from the Spanish press following his performances at the World Cup this summer.
The Manchester United goalkeeper was widely criticised in the Spanish media after some uncharacteristicly error strewn displays, making just one save in the entire tournament and conceding six goals.
The worst of his errors came in Spain’s World Cup opener against Portugal, allowing a tame and speculative Cristiano Ronaldo strike trundle on past him into the back of the net.
However, his Manchester United teammate Ander Herrera has said that the criticism was unjustified as he has proved himself as the best in the world:
“He is so, so strong,” Herrera was quoted by Spanish publication, AS.
“I remember when I was in Spain and he signed for the club. The first couple of months were hard for him and he became the best goalkeeper in the world in the next four years so I am very relaxed about him.
“We are very lucky to have him because he is the best in the world. I don’t care what the critics say.
“He is the best goalkeeper in the world, by far, and he will show it again. When you are the best goalkeeper in the world and you don’t make those amazing saves, everyone is going to talk.
“When I don’t play very well, I don’t get that criticism because I am not one of the best in the world, but he is, so it’s normal and he will cope with it.”