Javier Hernandez: 'David de Gea is best goalkeeper in world'

Hernandez: 'De Gea is world's best'
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Javier Hernandez believes that Manchester United teammate David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in world football.

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez believes that teammate David de Gea is the best goalkeeper in the world.

The 22-year-old, who came under criticism in the early stages of his career at Old Trafford, received plenty of plaudits for his form during United's Premier League-winning 2012-13 campaign.

"For me, he's the best goalkeeper in the world," Sky Sports News quotes Hernandez as saying. "Last season he really benefited from being given the opportunity to play on a regular basis.

"He was first choice and any player in the world shows his true ability when he gets the chance to have a decent run of games in the side. David has really shown his quality. He's doing very nicely, thank you."

De Gea was also part of the Spain Under-21 team that clinched the European Championship trophy in Israel this summer.

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea during the Champions League clash with Real Madrid on March 5, 2013
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