Ander Herrera believes that Manchester United teammate David de Gea “has something that comes from God”.
De Gea has been integral to United this season, being named their Player of the Year after helping them finish runners-up in the Premier League behind Manchester City.
The Spaniard might yet end the season with an FA Cup winner’s medal, and looks likely to stay at Old Trafford despite continued interest from Real Madrid.
Herrera has hailed his compatriot, saying that “you cannot train” his abilities.
“For me, David is the best by far,” he told The Big Interview.
“I think he has something that comes from God – God chose him in the goal and chose Messi on the pitch.
“You cannot train what he did against Liverpool. You cannot train what he did against Kun Aguero when he was two meters in front of him and he put his hand out.
“He’s really good – you can see when he receives the ball he knows always what to do.
“He has some special abilities that I think he hasn’t trained them, because you cannot train them, you just have them.