MANCHESTER UNITED goalkeeper David de Gea produced an unimaginable save to disclaim Cristiano Ronaldo from scoring final evening with pundits calling it “phenomenal”.
The Spain worldwide ended up on the dropping facet within the 1-Zero Champions League defeat to Juventus, nevertheless he nonetheless emerged along with his stellar status enhanced.
Ronaldo, returning to Outdated Trafford for simply the second time since leaving the membership in 2009, appeared to have completed off a sweeping transfer from again to entrance within the 52nd minute.
In acres of area, CR7 was fed the ball by Juan Cuadrado on the sting of the field.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner wrapped his proper foot across the ball and despatched it flying into the highest nook.
However with the Theatre of Desires anticipating to see the online bulge simply as they so typically did when Ronaldo performed in purple, De Gea flew throughout the aim to disclaim the Portuguese famous person a memorable aim.
Rio Ferdinand, talking on BT Sport, stated: “It was an awesome run of play from again to entrance and the save, we had been behind that and all of us thought it was in!
“How David de Gea has bought there and bought a powerful sufficient hand to tip it over the bar was phenomenal.”
Fellow ex-Manchester United star Owen Hargreaves stated no different goalkeeper on the earth might have made the cease.
He stated: “I do not assume anybody else saves that outdoors of De Gea. He made it look fairly comfy. It was a superb little bit of soccer and an unbelievable save.”
Gary Lineker tweeted: “There are saves after which there are saves. Gorgeous hit from Ronaldo however David de Gea….wow.”
The save could have felt like redemption for De Gea who endured a nightmare when he final got here up in opposition to Ronaldo.
The pair confronted off on the World Cup in Russia with Ronaldo scoring an unimaginable hat-trick for Portugal previous the Spanish stopper in a memorable Three-Three draw.
The sport set the tone for what was an terrible World Cup for De Gea through which he hardly made a save earlier than Spain had been eradicated by Russia within the Spherical of 16 part.
Final evening’s defeat to Juventus sees Manchester United up in opposition to it to qualify for the following part of the Champions League.
They sit second in Group H – two factors forward of Valencia who they nonetheless need to play away from residence. Subsequent they journey to Turin to play Juventus once more.