Video: David de Gea save for Man Utd vs Crystal Palace was so good that Christian Benteke started celebrating

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea’s wonder-save against Crystal Palace last night really was so good it’s worth watching again and again.

Not least because if you watch closely in the video below, you can see Palace striker Christian Benteke actually starting to wheel away with celebration as he believes his header is on its way in to the back of the net.

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That’s right, De Gea’s save was so good that it made this established Premier League striker stop in his tracks as he thought he’d headed in a certain goal against United.

This is not the first time the Spain international has got United out of trouble, with the 27-year-old most notably making some unbelievable stops in the 3-1 win at Arsenal earlier in the season and during the 0-0 Champions League draw at Sevilla.

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Christian Benteke did well to get on the end of a cross and head at goal
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Unfortunately, the Crystal Palace man thought his header was going in
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Christian Benteke then realised David de Gea had pulled off a wonder-save

It’s hard to imagine where the Red Devils would be without De Gea, who is sure to establish himself as perhaps the finest ‘keeper to play for the club if he carries on like this.

The former Atletico Madrid man was of course beaten on two occasions as Palace went 2-0 up, but his heroics thereafter ensured United were able to turn things around and claim a 3-2 win at Selhurst Park.

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