Manchester United goalkeeper, David De Gea, has expressed happiness after saving a late penalty in Man United’s Premier League 2-1 win against West Ham United on Sunday.
De Gea was suddenly thrown into the spotlight in the final minute of the match at the London Stadium when the Hammers were awarded a controversial late penalty.
Man United had only just taken the lead with Jesse Lingard’s brilliant 89th-minute strike before referee Martin Atkinson pointed to the spot following a handball from Luke Shaw after consulting the TV monitor.
De Gea eventually saved Mark Noble’s penalty to give Man United all three points against the hosts.
“It was a bit crazy at the end, a great goal of Jesse, a stupid penalty, lucky penalty for them at the end of the game,” De Gea told MUTV.
“They made the change [Noble coming on as a sub], so it was a little bit strange. At the end, I made the save, took the three points, a massive three points for us, so I’m very, very happy.”
He added, “I saw [Declan] Rice with the ball, so I was expecting him to take the penalty.”
“Then I saw Noble with the ball. It was the last minute of the game [and] I made the save.
“[All I was thinking was] Just save, save the ball, save the penalty, help the team to win. It’s always difficult to play here against West Ham, so [we are] really, really happy.