David De Gea

Manchester United keeper David De Gea has revealed that he watched Leighton Baines' previous penalties before the clash against Everton on Sunday.

Louis van Gaal's side were leading 1-0 and Everton were handed a penalty just before the break. The England international stepped up to take the penalty and had converted all the 14 chances in the Premier League prior to this game.

However, Baines was unsuccessful in helping his side score the equaliser before the half time as De Gea managed to stop the left-back putting the ball into the back of the net.

The Old Trafford club registered their third victory of the season as the Red Devils registered a 2-1 victory over the Merseyside club. Summer signings Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao were on the score sheet as United sealed a crucial victory over Roberto Martinez's side.

"I watched his [Baines] penalties before the game but you have to be lucky sometimes. I decided to go to my right and saved the penalty," De Gea told MUTV.

The former Atletico Madrid stopper also made crucial saves in the dying moments of the game and the Spaniard says the clash against Everton was one of the best matches in the United shirt.

De Gea also heaped praise on "unbelievable" home supporters for their support throughout the game.

"I think all the saves are important for the goalkeepers to win the games but I think the back four played really, really well. Paddy [McNair] is very young but he's really calm, good with the ball and strong. I think, with Marcos [Rojo], they are really good defenders," the Spain international said.

"I think it's a vital three points, really important points for the team to get into the top four. We need to go with the national teams but we'll come back and look forward."

"It was one of the best games of my career for Manchester United and I'm really happy with the saves, the win and for the team as well. It's difficult to say something about the crowd. When they sing your name like this, it is unbelievable," De Gea concluded.