Steven Gerrard Expertly Sums Up De Gea From A Rivals Perspective

Ahead of Manchester United vs. Sevilla, David De Gea, naturally, was the talk of the build-up following his heroics in the first leg. And Steven Gerrard brilliantly summed up the Spaniard from a rivals perspective.

De Gea was the difference in Sevilla. He prevented the hosts from taking the lead with a superb save.

And the boys in the BT Sport studio continued to sing his praise prior to kick-off.

Rio Ferdinand and Paul Scholes hailed the United stopper, while Gerrard also weighed in, offering a hilarious compliment.

"The biggest compliment I can pay him is I hate him and so do Liverpool fans. He makes difficult shots look easy. He is world class. He's the best keeper in the world," the ex-Liverpool skipper said on De Gea.

Ferdinand also holds De Gea in high regards, calling him the best keeper on the planet.

"He's the best, it's a fact. I don't care. He makes save after save.

"David De Gea is living up to the hype. He's the best goalkeeper on the planet. Produces a world class save almost every game. He's invaluable. I'd do anything and everything it took to keep him at this club," he added.

De Gea during tonight's warm-up. Image: PA
De Gea during tonight's warm-up. Image: PA

The former United defender then revealed a story involving De Gea and Tomasz Kuszczak.

He recalls Sir Alex Ferguson having a meeting with the senior players to discuss his No.1.

Before the second leg, Sevilla even posted a message to De Gea on Twitter:

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Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

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