by Richard Laverty

Ander Herrera believes claimed Manchester United team-mate David de Gea is currently the best goalkeeper in the world ahead of Manuel Neuer.

The current Bayern Munich stopper is thought of as the best goalkeeper in the world currently given his talent, form for Bayern Munich and strong performance at the 2014 World Cup for Germany in the summer.

But even those outside Old Trafford couldn’t argue de Gea’s inclusion as one of the world’s best given his staggering form throughout the season.

Certain games, including big matches against Liverpool and Arsenal, the Spaniard was almost solely responsible for United winning games and late saves against the likes of Everton were equally impressive as they were important.

Speaking about his international compatriot, Herrers said: “David can become the best goalkeeper in the world. Maybe at this moment David is.

“Manuel Neuer doesn’t receive so many shots because Bayern (Munich) is much, much better than the other teams in Germany. Here in England, they test David and he makes fantastic saves. He’s also very good with the ball. When one centre-back passes the ball to him, he can change the play to the other side. Unbelievable.”

De Gea had a tricky start to life at Old Trafford and after a spell alternating with Anders Lindegaard during Sir Alex Ferguson’s last season, de Gea fully established himself as the number one and a key player under David Moyes.

He was voted the club’s player of the year last season and it would be hard to argue with him retaining the honour given the number of points he has won United on his own this season.

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