The 22-year-old Spaniard produced a fine display to stop the Liga giants in a game of end-to-end football. Ryan Giggs believes the tie is balanced “50-50″ heading into the second leg.
“David has had to make some good saves, it’s good for him to come back to Madrid and put on a performance like that,” Giggs said after the game.
“He’s a top keeper and his shot-stopping is second to none. He showed that tonight. There was a lot of pressure on him coming back to Madrid and he produced the goods.
“Usually, if a keeper makes a mistake it’s a goal but if a centre-forward misses an open goal they get other chances. But he’s produced a great performance tonight.”
Sir Alex also hailed the Number 1 at Manchester United
“De Gea has been improving all season and he even got a touch on the shot from Coentrao in the first half when he put it on to the post.
He was excellent and made three or four top saves. He was coming back to Madrid after his career with Atletico, so to perform like that against Real.”
David De Gea made heroic saves to deny a win for Real Madrid