David Seaman basked in the glory of David de Gea’s denial of Jakub Moder in Manchester United’s victory over Brighton and Hove Albion on Tuesday.
Speaking on his podcastthe former Arsenal keeper awarded his save of the week to United’s best keeper.
De Gea was once again in fine form between the sticks to deny Brighton any share of Premier League points.
It’s not the first time this season that Ralf Rangnick’s team owe their success to the Spanish international. The Seagulls came close to taking the lead at Old Trafford had it not been for some stunning reactions from United’s number one.
Moder thought he had scored his first England high-flying goal with a “really brilliant header”, only to be denied by De Gea’s flying form.
Seaman said: “De Gea’s save was brilliant because it was the full length, the full stretch, and it was one of those where you can’t get your hands on it to really push it. because it was too far away. He actually managed to leaf through it.
“De Gea, take your hat off, mate, because it was a world. It’s going to take a few hits for the save of the season. It was so good.
David de Gea does it again
This excellence between the sticks allowed Rangnick’s men to build a platform to defeat Brighton. Second-half goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes lifted United back into the top four.
Lewis Dunk’s red card after 54 minutes certainly helped the hosts, who also needed a crossbar intervention to stop Moder a second time.
Graham Potter’s men arguably outplayed their hosts but, as is typical of their campaign, they struggled to find the killer’s advantage.
Despite failing to score in the previous six games, his longest drought since 2008/09, Ronaldo showed exactly what Potter lacked with an unerring finish past Robert Sanchez.
Some of his skills may be losing their luster, but there’s no doubting the 37-year-old’s predatory instincts. Like De Gea, form is temporary but class is permanent.
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