Liverpool hero – This United star was actually the ‘best player of 2017’
Graeme Souness has his links with Liverpool but when it came to picking the man whom he thinks was the best player of 2017, the Sky Sports pundit chose a Manchester Untied player.
With the year only a few days away from being brought to an end, pundits all across the major television networks have been told to name their best performers from the past 12 months.
Souness has never hesitated to toss criticism at Manchester United players whenever necessary, due to his links with Liverpool whom he served for much of his career as a footballer.
But in his end-of-year column on Sky Sports, he actually chose David De Gea for the award of best player of 2017 and here was his explanation:
“I started by saying how can you compare a goalkeeper with a centre-forward? What’s the most attractive thing about football? Is it people who can create and score goals? Is it going to be Kane?” Sounness wrote for Sky Sports
“No it’s not, it’s going to be De Gea. Simply because he’s won them two trophies last season [EFL Cup and the Europa League]. It’s very easy for people to overlook how important a good goalkeeper is in a team.
“Goalkeepers win you trophies every bit as much as someone who puts the ball in the back of the net and runs away holding his hand aloft towards their supporters. I’m going for De Gea because he’s totally unassuming when he makes these great saves.
“I’ve been a manager, I’ve been part of a team that’s won trophies and I know how important it is to have a good goalkeeper behind you. You must have a top goalkeeper and United have arguably got the best one around right now.”http://www.fanchesterunited.com/2017/12/sky-pundit-man-united-star-actually-best-player-2017/