Ben Foster leaps to the defence of David de Gea amid unwanted criticism

Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster has leaped into the defence of goalkeeper David de Gea following Manchester United’s 1-0 Premier League win over Tottenham Hotspur. The Spaniard made a 11 second half saves during the encounter to hand the Red Devils with the three points and he was named the man of the match for his efforts.

Despite this, there have been sections of other club supporters, who have indicated that most of the shots were right at the goalkeeper’s direction but Foster has dismissed the same by suggesting that the Spaniard has a better vision to predict the incoming threat, he tweeted: “I see a lot of people saying all De Gea saves were straight at him, please factor in that the guy has some mad sense to know where to be at just the right time, you can’t teach that. Proper goalie.”

“With the triumph, United managed to register back-to-back clean sheets for the first time during the campaign“ and following the game, caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hailed the goalkeeper’s qualities and suggested that he could potentially become the best number one in the “history of the club“, he said: “We’ve had some great keepers at this club and I think he’s challenging both Edwin [van der Sar] and Peter [Schmeichel] for the number one spot historically.”

United were 11 points behind Chelsea for the fourth position when Jose Mourinho was sacked from the helm. However, they have since made drastic progress under the guidance of Ole and they are currently on a six-match winning streak across all competitions. As such, they are now within six points off the Champions League positions and the deficit could reduce further, should Chelsea drop points against Arsenal on the road next weekend. United are currently behind the Gunners on only goal difference.