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Mourinho reacts to De Gea's late save against Watford

Mourinho reacts to De Gea's late save against Watford

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has described goalkeeper David de Gea as the best after a heroic save in the dying minutes of United's 2-1 win over Watford.

In the final minutes of the game, with United leading by two goals to one, De Gea made a flying save to deny Watford a goalbound effort to level the game.

Speaking to BBC Sport, after the game, Mourinho said: "That is the reason why he is the best, why he is Manchester United's goalkeeper and when you are goalkeeper of a big team, even if you don't touch the ball for the whole game you have to be decisive."

After a bad World Cup for the former Atletico Madrid man, the Spaniard is back to his normal service of saving Manchester United at crucial moments.

Manchester United are hoping to tie De Gea to a new deal at Old Trafford with a move to Real Madrid all but over with the arrival of Thibaut Courtois at the Bernabeu.