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Paul Pogba says David de Geas wonder save against West Ham was normal for him

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The Spaniard made yet another important stop to set up Man Uniteds win (Picture: Reuters)

Paul Pogba has praised Manchester United teammate David de Gea for his stunning save to deny West Ham attacker Michail Antonio in Saturdays 2-1 victory at Old Trafford.

The French midfielder opened the scoring from the spot, though the visitors equalised through Felipe Anderson at the start of the second half and looked likeliest to find a winner late on.

Substitute Antonio hit the bar and then saw a goal-bound header miraculously clawed out by De Gea, before Pogba netted a second, game-winning penalty minutes later.

West Ham's Michail Antonio reacts after failing to score during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and West Ham United at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, April 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
Antonio could not believe De Gea had kept out his header (Picture: AP)

Far from being in awe of De Geas reflexes, though, Pogba said such saves have become the norm for a remarkable keeper who he hopes will remain at Old Trafford for the foreseeable future.

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David is David. We know about this. This is not something incredible, were used to it and hopefully were going to keep being used to saves like that, Pogba told MUTV.

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And I told him, “This is normal for you so I dont congratulate you”. I Just dont say nothing, its normal.

Na obviously David is a top class goalkeeper and this save showed it again so we are really lucky that we have him.

METRO