David de Gea has been lauded as “the best Premier League keeper in the last 10 years” by Manchester United team-mate Harry Maguire.
There was a time not all that long ago when the Spaniard was relatively unchallenged when it comes to the pick of shot-stopping talent in the English top-flight.
While the Red Devils toiled as a collective in the wake of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, De Gea was able to maintain an impressive level of consistency. That allowed him to collect a record-setting haul of four Player of the Year awards at Old Trafford, while also being voted into five PFA Teams of the Year.
The likes of Alisson and Ederson have helped to raise the bar when it comes to the art of goalkeeping in recent times, but Maguire believes United still have the pick of the bunch.
The Red Devils captain told MUTV of the man who operates behind him forming a formidable last line of defence:
“Having played under him I’ve realised how good of a keeper he is.
“I’ve watched him over the years in the Premier League and for me he’s been the best Premier League keeper in the last 10 years or so. To play under him this year, it’s been great to see how he goes about his business in training each day, he’s an excellent trainer.”