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

Hernandez: 'De Gea is best in the world'
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Goalkeeper David de Gea receives high praise from his Manchester United teammate Javier Hernandez.

Javier Hernandez has claimed that his Manchester United teammate David de Gea is one of the best goalkeepers in world football.

The Spaniard endured a difficult start to his career at Old Trafford in 2011 as he struggled to adapt to the physical demands of the Premier League.

However, in the last 18 months, the 22-year-old has earned a large number of plaudits for the improvements that he has made to his game.

The latest to praise him is Mexican striker Hernandez, who has compared De Gea to former United keeper Edwin van der Sar.

"He's a wonderful goalkeeper, for me he's probably the best one in the world. People don't like to say that but, for me, he probably is. David and Edwin van der Sar are two of the best goalkeepers I have trained with - wonderful. Same level, same style and David is improving day by day," he told the club's official website.

De Gea started his career with Atletico Madrid, where he was part of the 2010 side that won the UEFA Cup.

Manchester United's Mexican forward Javier Hernandez scores the third goal during the English Premier League football match against Stoke City on October 26, 2013
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