Spain Goalkeeper David De Gea Makes An Extraordinary Diving Save Against Sweden
Spain goalkeeper David de Gea pulled off a truly magnificent save to keep out a goalbound header during Monday night's European Championship qualifier against Sweden.
The 28-year-old, who has been criticised at times this season for his performances in the Premier League, certainly proved his doubters wrong with this heroic effort.
With the score at 0-0 in the 31st minute, Swedish full-back Mikael Lustig floated in a perfectly weighted cross to Robin Quaison.
The Mainz 05 striker connected with a powerful header but the Spanish number one saved his side from going a goal down with a remarkable acrobatic stop.
David de Gea pulls off a stunning save to keep out Robin Quaison's header.
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Manchester United fans will be hoping to see such heroics from the Spaniard when they come up against Liverpool on Sunday afternoon - that's if he is fit.
De Gea was brought off in the second half against Sweden with a suspected groin strain that could rule him out of the tie at Old Trafford.
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David de Gea has been subbed off after appearing to tweak something whilst
clearing the ball.
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David De Gea injury scare for Manchester United as goalkeeper limps off in Spain clash just days before Liverpool showdown. De Gea appeared to suffer the injury while taking a goal kick just after the hour mark pic.twitter.com/OpViFTptJE- Lilian Chan (@bestgug) October 15, 2019
Even if he doesn't take part at the weekend, De Gea will also be hoping United perform far better than their defeat against Newcastle at the start of the month.
It was a game that left them two points above the Premier League relegation zone and in an emotional post match interview, de Gea said that United are going through their toughest period.
He was lost for words in the interview and said that this is "probably the most difficult time since I've been here."
"This is probably the most difficult time since I've been here. I don't know what is happening."@ManUtd goalkeeper David De Gea struggles to hide his deep disappointment after the Reds' 1-0 defeat to Newcastle :open_mouth:
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Do you think Manchester United can get a result against Liverpool at the weekend?
One thing is for certain. David de Gea will have to be at his brilliant best to keep out the likes of Salah, Mane and Firmino.