In order to keep their Premier League title hopes alive, Manchester United couldn’t afford to lose against Arsenal on Saturday evening.
However, the Red Devils secured an impressive 3-1 victory, thanks largely to the performance of their world-class goalkeeper David de Gea.
The Spain international was in majestic form against the Gunners, producing arguably the finest performance of his career so far.
Mourinho will be acutely aware of what a huge victory this was for his team.
And after the match, the Portuguese coach revealed what he told De Gea following his phenomenal display in between the sticks.
Per various journalists, including Shaman Hafez from BBC Sport, Mourinho said: “I told David de Gea after the match, what I saw today was the best from a goalkeeper in the world.”
Best goalkeeping performance of the season
In total, he made a remarkable 14 saves and some of them were out of this world.
Manuel Neuer, Thibaut Courtois, Gianluigi Buffon, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Jan Oblak might have something to say about Mourinho’s comments, but those goalkeepers haven’t produced a performance as good the one we’ve just seen from De Gea so far this season.