Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea wins his first Golden Glove award after another clean sheet at the London Stadium against West Ham on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Spain international has 18 clean sheets to his name which is two more than arch-rival side Manchester City’s Ederson with just one Premier League game left to play.
De Gea kept his latest shut-out in a goalless draw away at West Ham, where the Spaniard looked comfortable with the hosts having only two shots on target.
He claims his first Golden Glove award following a £18.9 million transfer from Atletico Madrid in 2011.
“It feels good, it is my first Golden Glove award,” De Gea told MUTV after the game. “I am really happy for that. It means we defended well in this league, I am happy for me and happy for the team.
“It is for everyone, it is a team award, not just for the goalkeeper. It’s good for me but I am also happy for the team.”
“David has been terrific,” added Jose Mourinho. “But the Golden Glove is about the team and not about somebody analysing the goalkeeper, and deciding this is the best goalkeeper of the Premier League.
“It is about clean sheets and they are about the team. Obviously, we are all very happy for David and it is a great team achievement.”
The award caps another fine season for De Gea, who was also named in the PFA team of the year as well as United’s player of the year and players’ player of the year.
De Gea made his debut for United in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to make over 300 appearances for the Reds.
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