Ighalo hails ‘Extraordinary’ De Gea

Ighalo hails ‘Extraordinary’ De Gea

Changchun Yatai striker Odion Ighalo says Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea remains the best in the world.

The 28-year-old Spanish international made 11 outstanding saves to help the Red Devils extend their winning streak under new boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær to six games last Sunday with a 1-0 win over

Tottenham Hotspur in Sunday’s Premier League game at the Wembley Stadium.

“You have to always hit it very hard and place it very well before you can beat De Gea,” Ighalo said on Sky Sports.

“He is the best in Premier League, he is the best in the world because he is a good goalkeeper, he has reflex. He can move, some saves you don’t even expect, he just take it off.

“As a team if you have a goalkeeper like that you have more confidence going forward and defending I think for me he is the best in world for now.”

Ighalo who scored 21 goals in 28 appearances last season for his Chinese side Changchun Yatai also eulogised goalscorer Rashford for his well-taken strike in the encounter.

“He is good, he is quick, he has good techniques and he can shoot from different angles,” he continued.

“He even scores free-kicks, so he is a good player. If you give him chance in that kind of area you don’t expect anything than scoring the goals.

“He is really doing well and I think he can push Manchester United a bit forward.”

Ighalo is currently on the radar of top Premier League clubs with Southampton leading the race to sign him following the relegation of Yatai from the Chinese Super League

Manchester United, sixth in the log with 41 points from 22 games, play host to Brighton and Hove Albion in their next League game on Saturday and De Gea will hope to continue the imposing form in the tie as the Red Devils aim for a top-four finish at the end of the season.

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