David De Gea's Stats For This Season Are So Good It's Scary

Ederson, Hugo Lloris, Thibaut Courtois, Petr Cech and Loris Karius are in a league. David De Gea is officially in a league of his own.

Manchester United's number one has proved that he is one of the best goalkeepers in world football this season after saving the club on a number of occasions. Eat, sleep, save Manchester United's season, repeat.

It's becoming second nature to see such reflexes from the Spaniard but these stats needs to be recognised.

This graph compares his performance to the likes of Courtois and Lloris this season and it proves that De Gea has been leaps and bounds ahead of the competition.

Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson may have conceded two less goals than the Spaniard, but he reigns when it comes to goals prevented, clean sheets, saves, saves per goal, penalty area saves and the amount of errors that have lead to goals.

This is seriously impressive. Here's a closer look at the graph Adam Joseph posted earlier today:

Image: Adam Joseph
Image: Adam Joseph

De Gea produced heroics against Crystal Palace last week and somehow got his hand to a powerful Christian Benteke header - I mean, even he ran off to celebrate his efforts before Manchester United's number one produced the save of the season contender.

It was special given the circumstances. If Benteke had bagged, Palace would have gone 3-2 ahead and the game would have been out of United's reach.

Speaking of reach, here's the save from a number of different angles.

United went on to produce a memorable comeback and in-form striker Romelu Lukaku summed up how every Manchester United fan was feeling in the final minutes.

But the main man David de Gea was again the person who was to thank for that important win.

How valuable is he to Manchester United?

Let us know in the comments.

Jack Kenmare

Jack Kenmare is a writer at SPORTbible. He's interviewed some huge names in the world of sport, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Pele, Carles Puyol and Tim Henman. He dabbles in all things sport, but football is his biggest passion. He was once hit in the head by a wayward strike from Nicky Butt and lived to tell the tale.

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