Jose Mourinho claims David De Gea is his THIRD best goalkeeper ahead of CSKA Moscow clash

Jose Mourinho explains why David De Gea is the THIRD best goalkeeper at Man Utd
Jose Mourinho will not select David De Gea at Old Trafford (Picture: Getty)

Jose Mourinho believes that Sergio Romero is the most important goalkeeper at Manchester United in the lead-up to the side’s Champions League clash with CSKA Moscow.

David De Gea gave the goalkeeping performance of the Premier League season in United’s 3-1 victory at Arsenal on Saturday, but will not feature at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening.

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Joel Pereira will sit on the bench for the Group A encounter and Mourinho has thrown his support behind De Gea’s understudies.

Asked whether he has worked with or faced a better ‘keeper than De Gea, Mourinho responded: ‘My goalkeeper is always the best goalkeeper in the world. So now David is the third best.

‘Sergio Romero is number one and Joel [Pereira] number two, and David is the third best.’

Jose Mourinho explains why David De Gea is the THIRD best goalkeeper at Man Utd
David De Gea was in fine form at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)

Asked about his display at the Emirates, De Gea told MUTV: ‘Sometimes, you just start a game with a really good save, with a good feeling, you feel that [unbeatable],

‘But we started the game really well, we scored two important goals and it’s true that we lost a bit of a control of the game after.

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‘But it was a good performance.’

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