David de Gea showed why he is widely considered to be the Premier League's best goalkeeper with his first-half performance against Liverpool, with one particular stat standing him out from the rest.
The Spanish goalkeeper made a terrific save with his feet to deny Joel Matip from point-blank range, helping his side head into the break level at Anfield.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 14, 2017
And that save proved to be the fifth he's made this season to deny clear-cut, 'big chances', with no goalkeeper in England's top flight having made more than the former Atletico Madrid man.
De Gea has already kept six clean sheets from United's opening seven matches and was in top form once again against Jurgen Klopp's side as he kept out Matip with his left boot.
And United fans clearly enjoyed the latest show of heroics from the 26-year-old, taking to social media to heap praise on their No.1 goalkeeper.
If you think any goalkeeper is better than David de Gea you are deluded.. — Aidan Walsh (@AidanMUFC_) October 14, 2017
David De Gea best in the world simple as that!! — BAKERMUFC(@BAKERMUFC1999) October 14, 2017
David de Gea. Simply The Best.— Utd (@RantUtd) October 14, 2017
De Gea missed out on the Golden Glove award for the most clean sheets in England's top flight last season, with Thibaut Courtois claiming that award after 16 shut-outs.
His save ensured that United held Liverpool to a 0-0 draw at Anfield, going top of the Premier League table at least temporarily with Man City playing against Stoke City at 3pm UK time.