Gianluigi Buffon names the world’s six best goalkeepers – David de Gea left out

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

DUESSELDORF, GERMANY – MARCH 23: Goalkeeper David de Gea of Spain gestures during the international friendly match between Germany and Spain at Esprit-Arena on March 23, 2018 in Duesseldorf, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Bongarts/Getty Images)

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.

Buffon said:

“Not taking into account Italian keepers, I would say Oblak, Navas, ter Stegen, Ederson, Neuer and Courtois.

“I hope I did not forget anybody.”

Dave’s saves

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.

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