Allardyce praises De Gea for performance against West Ham

by Richard Laverty

West Ham United manager praised David de Gea after the Manchester United goalkeeper made a string of saves to keep his side in the game.

It wasn’t the first time an opposition manager was left lamenting de Gea’s good form this season as the United no.1 was once again called upon to make save after save before finally being beaten by a deflected effort.

De Gea first saved from Enner Valencia after the striker tried an acrobatic effort early on and also thwarted a James Tomkins header before half-time.

The Spaniard then made a double save as West Ham pushed for a second and it eventually allowed Daley Blind to equalise in stoppage time. Allardyce was disappointed to drop two points late but praised de Gea after the game.

“If you look at the amount of saves David de Gea made today he is probably just as worthy of them getting the draw as Daley Blind getting the equaliser,” Allardyce said.

Speculation surround the future of de Gea continues and he is still yet to sign a new deal at the club but van Gaal is still refusing to give anyone else a game.

Victor Valdes didn’t play in either match against Cambridge, leaving de Gea with the honour of playing every single minute of United’s season so far.

The good news is that Man United are currently negotiating a new deal for de Gea and his importance to the team becomes more apparent with almost every performance this season

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