Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has hit out at media criticism of Spain teammate David de Gea.
Thiago said: "It is the most unfortunate position on the pitch but if you have seen David's games for Manchester United and his other games for Spain you'll be able to tell he is an outstanding goalkeeper.
"The media also need to take a look at themselves and realise what a great player he is. Look how many times he has been named best goalkeeper in the Premier League. He works like a bloody animal and the confidence we have in him is gigantic."