That is the declare of his Manchester United workforce-mate Ander Herrera, who believes De Gea isn’t just the sector’s very best however can even make the variation within the Premier League identify race.
And Herrera thinks that shut good friend De Gea – a relentless switch goal for Real Madrid – shall be glad to stick at Old Trafford now that Jose Mourinho has re-established the membership as contenders within the Premier League and Champions League.
Per week after a surprise save at Stoke, De Gea, 26, made two extra the most important stops to stop Everton from equalising earlier than a past due United past due rush earned them a four-zero win on Sunday – his 100th blank sheet in 205 Premier League video games.
Herrera supplied a revealing perception into his compatriot’s reputedly unflappable persona.
“He is in a fantastic moment and for me he is the No1,” he mentioned. “I educate with him each day, I appreciate all of the keepers like Manuel Neuer, Gianluigi Buffon and Marc-Andre ter Stegen and everybody, however David at this time is the No1 on the planet.
“He could be very calm and that’s the factor that all the time surprises me essentially the most about him.
“Even earlier than he is going out onto the pitch he can discuss various things rather than the fit – one thing I may just by no means do. But he has that high quality.
“In Spanish we are saying he’s a present from God. He makes a distinction.
“It makes a distinction when you’ve got a keeper who wins you issues. He is without doubt one of the few keepers who can come up with issues.
“He is in that place now the place he intimidates strikers. He has been within the membership six years and he informed me that the primary six months have been tough for him however after that he has been the most productive.
“Every unmarried season he has been the most productive and you understand how tough it’s for a keeper within the Premier League as a result of every now and then the referees don’t give fouls towards them.
“He makes some fantastic saves. Even in coaching we finally end up guffawing every now and then as a result of we attempt to ranking and it’s only inconceivable. I simply attempt to watch him and revel in it. He is improbable. He has the facility to avoid wasting with one hand when no one expects that.”
Herrera admits on the other hand that United wish to proceed to stay successful trophies to stay the formidable De Gea settled.
He added: “Of route I will see him staying right here for extra years. We wish to win titles to stay him with us. That is what we did final season.
“David is in point of fact glad in this day and age as a result of we’re combating for the whole lot. We gained 3 trophies final season, and the FA Cup the 12 months earlier than and that’s what he needs.
“Real Madrid are going to discuss it each and every summer season as a result of he’s the most productive keeper on the planet. But we don’t suppose we’re a long way from Real Madrid, we gained 3 trophies final season, the one English workforce to do it.
“We are going to revel in having him right here and check out to stay him on the membership for so long as conceivable. I believe he needs to be a legend within the membership which is vital for us. If he isn’t a legend already he isn’t too a long way clear of being some of the legends of the membership.”
Herrera, United’s participant of the 12 months final season, insists he has no downside with being left at the bench up to now this season through Jose Mourinho, following the arriving of Nemanja Matic.
Even with Paul Pogba injured Mourinho most well-liked Marouane Fellaini, despite the fact that the United boss made some extent of praising Herrera’s contribution when he got here on instead.
“I feel as important as I did last season because the manager makes me feel important,” he mentioned. “I all the time say I’m a workforce participant and if the chief makes a decision to stay me at the bench I can be able.
“I will be told from Nemanja and from Felli – he has some talents that we don’t have in midfield. Pogba is our maximum unfastened midfielder and I will be told from him as smartly.
“Felli was once remarkable towards Everton and Nemanja has been excellent each and every recreation. I’m simply going to be able when the chief needs me to play.
“I’m glad to be a part of Manchester United. When you play for the most important membership it isn’t really easy to play ever recreation, each and every minute.”
Herrera will make his first get started when Mourinho rings the adjustments for the Carabao Cup 3rd-spherical house tie towards lowly Championship facet Burton Albion.