“He’s been absolutely world class and, in my opinion, he’s the best in the world and he’s been showing that this season,” Victor Lindelof told Man United’s official website about David de Gea.
“He’s been absolutely brilliant and saving a lot of balls and helping us a lot. I’m very pleased for him and we have a very good relationship, on and off the pitch, so I’m very happy for him.
“It’s very important [having that relationship] and like I said we have a very good relationship off the pitch as well. The communication as well – we speak Spanish and Portuguese to each other, which is important.
“You know he is always behind you and if there’s a mistake or they [the opposition] get through, then he’s always there to protect you and that’s always nice to know that David has your back.”
The Manchester United first goalkeeper won the club’s Player of the Month award for his heroics in November and has regained top form this season.
The Spaniard has only kept 3 clean sheets so far and will hope Lindelof and fellow Man Utd defenders can help him get more as the season moves on.