De Gea saves aid United beats Tottenham in Premier …

LONDON (AP) – There were too many saves for Manchester United's keeper David de Gea to even remember.

Everyone was definitely counting: eleven. Most by every goalkeeper in a Premier League game this season. And they were all in the second half to thwart a return of Tottenham.

The Spaniard's virtuoso goalkeeper training protected a 1-0 victory in the Premier League on Sunday after the first half of Marcus Rashford, which made United a sixth consecutive victory in all competitions since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer replaced Jose Mourinho.

"I said to David halfway:" Maybe you should make a save here, you have to concentrate, "Solskjaer said." He did not have to keep his concentration because he was never allowed to relax, he is a fantastic keeper and I think he is the best in the world. "

Few would dispute that Sunday, because De Gea was masterful with his hands and feet – especially frustrating attempts by Harry Kane and Dele Alli to make the same.

"I do not even remember some of them," De Gea said when asked for his favorite save.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saves on a shot from Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. ( AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saves on a shot from Tottenham's Harry Kane, right, during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. ( AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Rashford helped his teammate.

"The nearest pole from the corner was the best," said the striker, next to De Gea.

That was in the 70th minute when Christian Eriksen's turn was handed in near Toby Alderweireld and De Gea's instinctive reaction cleared the ball with his left foot.

"The Gea was incredible, and all the credit to him," said Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino. "We were not clinical and sometimes you scored less, but there are no complaints."

The only goal came in the 44th minute at Wembley Stadium after Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier gave the ball away. Paul Pogba sent a long, high diagonal pass to Rashford, who controlled the ball with one touch and then sent low over the keeper Hugo Lloris.

By obtaining his first important test, Solskjaer strengthened his bid to retain the manager's position in the next season. In particular, he got better from Pochettino, who was considered the favorite to be adopted as a permanent successor to Mourinho.

Although still third in the standings, Tottenham has now lost back-to-back league home games and top scorer Harry Kane limped at the end.

United still has to rise from sixth place under Solskjaer, but the record 20-time English champion is now only behind Arsenal on goal difference and six points on Chelsea's drift in the fourth and final Champions League-place.

And the atmosphere has changed at United since Mourinho was fired and the favorite Solskjaer of former fans was loaned to the Norwegian side of Molde.

"The manager brought some luck, the players are playing well and the team is very strong now," De Gea said. "This is the real Manchester United."

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Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saves during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saves during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea saves during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Tottenham & # 39; s Fernando Llorente, middle, responds after a missed opportunity to score during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Tottenham & # 39; s Fernando Llorente, middle, responds after a missed opportunity to score during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Tottenham & # 39; s Fernando Llorente, middle, responds after a missed opportunity to score during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is watching during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday 13 January 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is watching during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday 13 January 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is watching during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday 13 January 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Harry Kane of Tottenham is on the pitch with an injury, while Manchester United players cuddle his teammate and David de Gea, left in the green, after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London , England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Harry Kane of Tottenham is on the pitch with an injury, while Manchester United players cuddle his teammate and David de Gea, left in the green, after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London , England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Harry Kane of Tottenham is on the pitch with an injury, while Manchester United players cuddle his teammate and David de Gea, left in the green, after the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London , England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fails to reach a shot on goal by Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, behind in red shirt, who scored the first goal on his side during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fails to reach a shot on goal by Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, behind in red shirt, who scored the first goal on his side during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris fails to reach a shot on goal by Marcus Rashford, Manchester United, behind in red shirt, who scored the first goal on his side during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, 2nd right, celebrates after the opening goal at the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, 2nd right, celebrates after the opening goal at the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, 2nd right, celebrates after the opening goal at the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United at the Wembley Stadium in London, England, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Tim Ireland)

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