Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea put up an impressive performance in United’s goalless draw in Spain against Sevilla to ensure his side escape without conceding a goal.
The 27-year-old Spaniard ensured the efforts of Joaquin Correa and Steven N’Zonzi meant no harm to his side producing a performance that proves that he posses the qualities of a world class goalkeeper and was well rewarded as Man of the Match.
United who were playing their first Champions League knockout game in four years were faced with 25 attempts on goal from their host, but De Gea’s saves and poor finishing from their opponent made Sevilla unproductive with their efforts.
The Spanish became the first goalkeeper after Edwin Van Der Sar in 2011 against Barcelona to make 8 saves in a Champions League match and ensuring that Sevilla failed to score in a home Champions League game for the very first time.
United will now have to ensure they do not let the second-leg at Old Trafford end with a draw that comes with goals, as this could just mean they would crash out on goal difference.
If United must concede a goal in the second-leg, then they must ensure they emerge victorious in the clash.