Manchester United came away with all three points after David De Gea saved a late penalty against West Ham United. The fans were delighted with the Spaniard, following his scintillating performance on Sunday afternoon.
The Red Devils travelled to London stadium to encounter David Moyes’ side in the Premier League. Despite having a good start to the game, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side found themselves trailing after Said Benrahma scored the opener. However, the Old Trafford outfit did not have to wait long to find the equaliser as Cristiano Ronaldo levelled the score before the end of the first half.
In the second half, Manchester United got a great opportunity early on to go ahead but the Portuguese superstar could not find the back of the net from a one-on-one situation. In the end, Solskjaer’s side had to wait until the 89th minute to find the goal as substitute Jesse Lingard scored against his former club.
Meanwhile, the biggest drama of the game was yet to be staged as referee Martin Atkinson awarded a stoppage-time penalty to the Hammers with the help of the VAR. Mark Noble was called upon from the bench to take the responsibility to put away the spot-kick. But, his first touch of the game wasn’t as good as the Londoners would have hoped for. David De Gea saved the shot and became a hero for the day.
The Red Devils fans expressed their emotion on social media and praised the Spaniard for his heroics against the Hammers.
De Gea might solidify the number one spot of Manchester United after Sunday’s performance:
David De Gea has appeared to be the saviour time and time again for Manchester United in the past. However, after a disappointing couple of years at the Old Trafford stadium, people started to doubt his capabilities. But, this season he has been playing at his best yet again.
The Spaniard could be the number one choice for manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the big games if the shot-stopper can continue to produce performances like this as Dean Henderson has yet to start a game after recovering from Injuries and Covid-19.
Meanwhile, following a victory on Sunday, the Red Devils are currently third in the Premier League table in goal difference. Solskjaer’s side will be looking to keep their winning run going when they welcome West Ham at Old Trafford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday night.