Manchester United fought very hard to defeat Young Boys at Old Trafford on Tuesday night, and what a game it was at the Theatre of Dreams.
United just needed a win to seal passage into the second round of the Champions League, but Jose Mourinho was left frustrated as his side missed chances after chances.
However, a late Marouane Fellaini effort gave Manchester United a dramatic win over the Swiss side and Mourinho was a relieved man as his celebration even showed it.
Although Fellaini was the hero of the night, it was David de Gea who drew the praise from the manager.
The Spaniard made one of the saves of the season from a deflected effort midway through the second half to keep the scores level as everyone thought the ball had already gone into the net.
Mourinho called him the ‘best goalkeeper in the world’ and heaped massive praise on the Spaniard.
“That’s good. Very difficult group,” Mourinho told BT Sport after the game. “To qualify with one match is obviously good. The performance had lots of good things but also lots of disappointing things.
“We lost too many chances in crucial moments of the game. This is the kind of game if you score in the first minutes it’s a different type of games. You can pay not just with a draw but with a defeat.
“David’s save – his only one in the whole game – it is a phenomenal save. A save that the best goalkeeper in the world does and gives his team the opportunity to win the match.”