David de Gea played a pivotal part in Manchester United’s 2-1 win against Villarreal which kickstarted our Champions League campaign.

Particularly in the first half when the Spanish visitors at times carved our defence apart, De Gea was their time and time again to rescue his team.

There is no denying the 30-year-old is back to his best and what a sight it is to see De Gea back at the peak of his powers.

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When De Gea is in this form, United always stand a chance of winning games due to the Spaniard seemingly being unbeatable.

The confidence and hunger has returned to De Gea’s game and he is desperate to win trophies with United once again.

 

It said a lot that our matchwinner Cristiano Ronaldo made a beeline for De Gea at the final whistle. United’s legendary number seven knew the integral part United’s number one had played in the dramatic victory.

De Gea couldn’t contain his delight at the end of the game and he posted a message to the United fans to reflect on a memorable Champions League game under the lights at Old Trafford.

De Gea’s performance was heralded by former players and teammates with Jesse Lingard even labelling ‘Spanish Dave’ as the greatest of all time.

De Gea form crucial

Manchester United face a daunting fixture list until the end of November and De Gea’s form is going to be crucial in ensuring we maintain our Premier League and Champions League push.

De Gea is rekindling the form that made him become the first player to win the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award on four occasions.

And if his teammates are able to produce their best like De Gea currently is, Solskjaer’s side will be capable of blowing away any team.

Manchester United v Villarreal CF: Group F - UEFA Champions League
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