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Carragher Hails Man Utd’s ‘Match Winning Goalkeeper’ David De Gea

It has been reported that Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has praised Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea claiming that he’s a match-winner.

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The Spanish international goalkeeper recently signed a new four-year contract extension with the Red Devils following his failed move to Real Madrid on transfer deadline day.

The Spaniard was a key contributor as the Red Devils defeated Liverpool 3-1 on Saturday which prompted the following from Carragher.

“It’s a big thing for Manchester United to have him stay for the rest of this season,” Carragher said on The Gary Neville Podcast.

“If Manchester United had Sergio Romero in the net today – it’s no disrespect to him – maybe one or two of those moments Liverpool had wouldn’t have been saved.

“He made a really good save at the end from Jordon Ibe, so I think when you look at it and think about De Gea [against Liverpool], he will save Manchester United points.

“Graeme Souness put a number on it before the game – I think he said 15 points. Whether it’ll be that much, we don’t know, but what I would say is that he will definitely win them matches.

“He’s a match-winning goalkeeper, and Manchester United have had too many experiences – good and bad over the years – around goalkeepers.

“When they had Peter Schmeichel and Edwin van der Sar, it’s looked rock solid. De Gea in the last couple of years has been fantastic.”

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