- Dec 12, 2012
Most oppo fans and pundits were saying it because it was true.United fans told themselves he was the best keeper in the world just because he used to be the only hopeful United player in a struggling outside-of-top-4 team a few years ago. Among other elite players (Spanish NT) he looked dodgy even in his prime.
There are many "big fish in small pond" type of players that look great among average teammates and in non-challenging environments but nothing special once they get a move to elite teams that are challenging. That's why we don't prematurely call the MVP of a relegation candidate that avoided relegation thanks to that one player "best in the world" either.