Juventus and Italian legend Gianluigi Buffon has named his top six goalkeepers in the world, however, the 40-year-old did not name Manchester United’s David de Gea on his list.
De Gea snubbed
Speaking ahead of Juventus’ Champions League tie against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening, Buffon was asked to name the world’s best keepers.
However, the Italian overlooked De Gea, which comes as a surprise considering the Spaniard has been in sensational form for United this season.
The 27-year-old leads the way in the race for the Premier League’s Golden Glove having kept 16 clean sheets in 32 appearances this season.
Buffon instead opted for Man City’s Ederson and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois as his Premier League selections.
“Not taking into account Italian keepers, I would say Oblak, Navas, ter Stegen, Ederson, Neuer and Courtois.
“I hope I did not forget anybody.”
Just one of the hugely impressive saves De Gea has made this season, with this save vs Sevilla in the first-leg of the Champions League last-16 proving to be one of his best.
Twitter reacts to Buffon’s picks
Hope Ronaldo gets a hattrick tonight now I’ve seen that Buffon doesn’t consider De Gea a top 5 goalkeeper.
— RJ (@RL9FC) April 11, 2018
LOL imagine not having De gea in your top five gk list, oh Buffon you’re an idiot to have Courtois and navas and ederson but not de gea 😂
— عمر (@Halal0) April 11, 2018
Nah Buffon is speaking sense. they are all mortals De Gea is just immortal and out of this planet https://t.co/9KnaH7d8Qf
— 🐐INACTIVE Sometimes🇫🇷 (@ElectricMarcuss) April 11, 2018
Buffon overlooking de gea in his top 5 keepers in the world? Bloke was finished years ago but still playing due to his reputation. Can’t wait for the don to put hat trick past him tonight
— Fady (@RvLittlePea) April 11, 2018