Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick insists David de Gea is on the same level as Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.
Rangnick believes De Gea deserves to be considered alongside Neuer as one of the best in the world.
“Well, I think they are both definitely on the list of the top five goalkeepers in the world,” Rangnick told club media. “Maybe even in the top three.
“They are both in a fantastic shape, physically and, as well as on the line, when it’s about controlling the box, David De Gea is probably one of the best, if not the best, in the world and we are very happy to have him.
“But, honestly, as a coach, I would prefer more of those games, for example, against Crystal Palace [a 1-0 victory at Old Trafford], where we don’t need him as much and, in order to achieve that, we just need to make sure we don’t have too many shots on goal.
“We had too many shots on our goal, also in the first half against Wolves, and the same was true at Newcastle or even at Norwich. But again, on the other hand, it’s good to have someone like David in goal – a fantastic professional, a fantastic player and it’s great to work with a player like him.”
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