David de Gea included in BBC Sport's team of the week after Norwich win
David de Gea has been included in BBC Sport’s team of the week, following his impressive performance in Manchester United’s 1-0 win at Norwich.
Unlike against Crystal Palace, in Ralf Rangnick’s first game in charge, the Reds came under increased pressure against Canaries and had to rely on some crucial interventions from de Gea.
The 31-year-old was equal to everything which was thrown at him as he secured back-to-back Premier League clean sheets.
The clean sheet at Carrow Road was the 200th of de Gea’s career and he will be targeting number 201 when United travel to Brentford tomorrow evening.
His saves which denied Teemu Pukki and Ozan Kabak helped United see off Dean Smith’s side and saw him clinch a place in Garth Crooks’ team of the week.
Crooks believes that de Gea has cemented himself as United’s ‘best player’ once again and is back to producing his consistent ‘brilliant’ form.
Crooks said: “If the save from Teemu Pukki was top class then the one from Ozan Kabak’s header was world class. This is the second Manchester United league performance I have seen under Ralf Rangnick and without de Gea in goal they would have lost them both.
“He is in the most brilliant form and once again United’s best player. There’s still a lot of work to do with this team, especially in defence, but de Gea is making them look better than they actually are.”
Crooks’ comments regarding the Crystal Palace game are rather bizarre considering we had control of the game, but there is no denying de Gea is back to his best.
If de Gea maintains his current form there is every chance he could win the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award for a record fifth time, at the end of the season.
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