The Gunners had 15 shots on De Gea’s goal and the United goalkeeper stopped all but one in a brilliant display that kept his side in the lead.
"The best goalkeeper in the entire universe." - @YuliLow— Manchester United (@ManUtd) December 6, 2017
"One of the best individual performances I've ever seen." - @Vintage_Utd
"@D_DeGea could save a PDF file on a calculator." - @hashim0307
The reviews are in - now sit back and enjoy #DaveSaves: Arsenal Edition! pic.twitter.com/M4Kgw6jVNc
Only twice before, since such data was recorded in 2003/04, has a goalkeeper made 14 saves in a match.
The most saves De Gea had made in a Premier League fixture until the Arsenal match was nine, at home to Spurs at the start of 2011/12.
"I told him after the match that what I saw today was the best goalkeeper in the world," Mourinho said. "In big matches you need goalkeepers to be there for you."
A frustrated Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, also praised the Spaniard, saying, “De Gea was man of the match by a clear mile”.
|David De Gea||Arsenal v MAN UTD||02/12/2017||14|
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|Vito Mannone||SUNDERLAND v Liverpool||02/01/2017||13|
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|Boaz Myhill||Man City v WBA||21/03/2015|
|David James||Spurs v MAN CITY||08/04/2006|
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