BANTER: Thibaut Courtois gives a benefitting reply to a Manchester United fan who questioned his aerial play


BANTER: Thibaut Courtois gives a benefitting reply to a Manchester United fan who questioned his aerial play

YouTuber and Manchester United fan Mark Goldbridge found himself involved in a Twitter spat with Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois after Spain coach Luis Enquire spoke about David de Gea.

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Spain manager Luis Enrique sparked debate over Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea at the weekend when he spoke out over his international selections. De Gea was once again left out of Spain’s squad, with Unai Simon, Robert Sanchez and David Raya all preferred.

Enrique was quoted by Goal.com, ” A goalkeeper should start the play and generate the first superiority, they must dominate the aerial play. I need a goalkeeper that transmits peace and calmness to me and that doesn’t mean they won’t make mistakes, errors are part of football. But what they generate I like a lot.”

How Thibaut Courtois got dragged into Twitter spat with Mark Golbridge

The debate over De Gea continued on social media after Luis Enrique’s comments. And bizarrely, it saw Real Madrid’s Champions League-winning goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois dragged into the row.

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Courtois responded to a tweet from YouTuber Mark Goldridge, who had suggested he also was not active off his line to claim crosses. The Belgium international disputed this suggestion.

Courtois sent a further tweet to say his tweet was made merely to defend his own reputation, rather than intended as any flex of superiority over United goalkeeper David de Gea. He said he would ‘never talk bad’ about another professional, and did not mean for his initial message to be twisted this way.

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Thibaut Courtois’ Heroics won Real Madrid their 14th Champions League triumph

Thibaut Courtois revelled in making the difference as his fine goalkeeping performance guided Real Madrid to a Champions League final victory over Liverpool on Saturday last week.

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The first-half display included two fine Courtois stops against a close-range Mohamed Salah effort and Sadio Mane drive, but the Belgium international saved his best for after the interval. Courtois expertly denied Salah three times in the second half, the last of which was particularly impressive as he dived to his right to tip away, with Vinicius Junior nudging Madrid ahead at the other end.

Courtois has led the way among goalkeepers in the competition this season, making the most saves (59) and boasting the highest save percentage of goalkeepers to make five stops or more (80.56).

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