Former Manchester United keeper Ben Foster has described De Gea as the Lionel Messi of goalkeepers.
De Gea denied Watford a point in the last minute of their game on Saturday when he pulled off an excellent save to Christian Kabasele.
Foster who left United in 2010 was full of praise for the Spaniard.
“De Gea is the Messi of goalkeeping. He has been the best goalkeeper in the world for years.”
“He is absolutely brilliant now. Some of the saves he makes at really critical times are just breathtaking.
“He does it all the time. It’s almost like he is not even bothered either! It would be so nice to pull those saves off, get up and it’s almost like he just wants to go home. He can’t be bothered!
“But seriously, he is brilliant. A top goalie and if any young goalie out there wants to learn how to be a goalkeeper watch David De Gea. He is world class.
“I think the thing with David is that because he is so natural, from what I hear as well he is not a great trainer. Training doesn’t do it for him.
“But three o’clock, the adrenaline rush and what comes with that is what turns him on. I think that’s something that you can’t really teach. He’s got the game management, the game nous of what to do at any given time and when it happens.”