Since his return from an injury that kept him out for five months, Mike Maignan has continued to show himself to be one of the best goalkeepers in the world.
As La Gazzetta dello Sport reports today, it seems as though Maignan is up there with Thibaut Courtois, Allison, Jan Oblak and Ederson as being amount the best in their position, with the Frenchman and the Belgian a level above.
Milan have quickly forgotten about Gianluigi Donnarumma, who Maignan replaced, because they now have a leader in the dressing room and a difference maker on the field as shown by the appreciation of his team-mates.
From the very first days he trained at Milanello, word filtered out that Maignan has an incredibly driven mindset with a desire to work and improve himself which only the very best players have.
It is a level of professionalism that Tomori himself recognised in an interview after the match against Napoli: “Mike gives so much calm to the team and off the field he is so professional.”
Maignan has become a guide who has been missing for a long time, and he is capable of making the difference on the very biggest stages.