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De Gea Names African As Best Finisher He's Played Against

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has named an African as the best finisher he has ever played against, snubbing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Ronaldo has scored four goals in seven games against De Gea, most of them during the goalkeeper's time at Atletico Madrid.

Messi has also netted four times against De Gea, but did it in just three games. However, it's Samuel Eto'o who the Spaniard mentions as the best finisher he has come up against. 

"It's hard, there are so many… I'll say Samuel Eto'o," he told United's official website.

De Gea also insisted that his former teammate Javier Hernandez, who joined Bayer Leverkusen the latest transfer window, is the top striker he has teamed up with.

"My great friend Chicharito," he answered, when asked who the best finisher he has played with was.

De Gea has returned to his best form at United after his transfer to Real Madrid broke down at the eleventh hour.

Read: Ferguson Names Two Best Keepers In The World

The Spaniard excelled in Spain's 1-0 win over Ukraine on Tuesday, and many expect him to replace Iker Casillas as his country's first-choice keeper for the 2016 European Championship.

Do you think De Gea should start ahead of Casillas for Spain? Have your say in the comments section below.

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