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Marouane Fellaini was Manchester United‘s hero with the late goal which sent them into the knockout stages of the Champions League – but it wouldn’t have been enough were it not for an incredible save from David de Gea. Facing Young Boys at Old Trafford, United knew they would progress if they beat the Swiss side and Valencia failed to win at Juventus.
However, after failing to score in their opening two Champions League games at Old Trafford, United produced another unconvincing performance that stretched their home goal drought in the competition to a record 275 minutes before Fellaini’s late intervention.
For sure, De Gea became one of the main characters of the game in the 70th minute. The Manchester United stopper was called into action in the second-half and he produced a truly ridiculous save to prevent Young Boys from scoring.
The visitors had a corner-kick which was cleared but only to the edge of the box. A Young Boys player strikes the ball back into the mix, and takes a nasty deflection with the ball destined to find the back of the net. However, United’s No.1 somehow manages to claw the ball off the line in stunning fashion.
It was another exceptional game-changer from the gloveman, as he continues to prove United’s savior. The commentator described the “stunning” save as having rescued United, who’d looked “panic stricken” in defense.
Fans were left gobsmacked by his heroics, and suggested the club should pay the star whatever he wants to keep him, as transfer rumours continue to link him with the exit door. Is this one the best save of the year?