David De Gea happy after Liverpool performance

by Richard Laverty

David De Gea was the hero for Manchester United not for the first time against Liverpool on Sunday but was typically reserved after the match.

De Gea made several key saves from both Raheem Sterling an Mario Balotelli throughout the game which allowed United to walk away with three points and what appeared a convincing 3-0 scoreline.

But it could have been very different had De Gea not thwarted Sterling several times in the first half and turned Balotelli’s shot on to the bar in the second period.

Speaking to Sky Sports after the game though, De Gea was just happy to walk away with the points: “I am really happy with the three points against Liverpool.

“We played a very good game and scored three goals, that’s fantastic.”

United boss Louis van Gaal put out yet another new defensive combination for the game after Marcos Rojo picked up an injury during training on Saturday. With Chris Smalling also out, Phil Jones returned in a back three alongside Jonny Evans and Michael Carrick.

But De Gea praised his team mates and wouldn’t allow all the praise to be placed firmly on his shoulders.

“In different games we have a lot of injuries and we have to change the defenders but everyone has played really well,” said the United no.1.

De Gea will look to continue his stunning form when he and his team mates visit Villa Park next Saturday afteroon.

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