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WATCH: David De Gea Proves He's Not Human, Pulls Off Sensational 'save Of The Year'

Written By Dylan Dsouza | Mumbai | Published:


  • Fellaini's late effort would have proved nothing if it wasn't for David de Gea's incredible save
  • David de Gea reaffirmedΒ his credentials as one of the best shot-stoppers in the business by pulling off one of his signature diving saves

Marouane Fellaini proved to be the hero for Manchester United after his late goal against minnows Young Boys sent them into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.  By progressing from a group that also includes Italian giants Juventus and Spanish perennials Valencia, the Red Devils have already surpassed the expectations of many, given their current run of form.

However, all this effort wouldn't be enough if it wasn't for David de Gea's incredible save. The Spanish shot-stopper has proved to Manchester United's savior on many occasions, and certainly stepped up again when it mattered the most.

Manchester United were aware that a wing against the Swiss side could seal their passage into the Round of 16. But, after failing to score in their opening two matches Champions League matches at home, Jose Mourinho's men produced another unconvincing performance stretching their home goal drought to 275 minutes in the competition, before Fellaini's later intervention.

The Red Devils had 21 shots on target on the night, but failed to make the most of it with Marcus Rashford, particularly being wasteful up front. Though, Manchester United was indebted to De Gea's heroics to keep the scoreline at 0-0.

The Spaniard reaffirmed his credentials as one of the best shot-stoppers in the business by pulling off one of his signature diving saves. He showed off his reflexes after diving to the far right after a shot from an opposition player deflected of a Manchester United player and seemed to be heading into the back of the net. But De Gea out of nowhere reacted late, but well in time to claw the ball off the goal-line.

Still, even the joy of the fans, and a happily healthy looking Sir Alex Ferguson was nothing compared to manager Jose Mourinho's reaction to the drama.

As Manchester United players rushed towards their late saviour, Mourinho was by himself on the touchline. This ended up not being a good thing for the only object near him at that point -- the drinks cans for the players that were kept just off the field. They were packed into two holders. He promptly went and kicked one. And not content with that, he picked up the other and slammed it onto the turf, bottles and energy drinks falling pell-mell in every direction.