Manchester United Player of the Month revealed as David de Gea

David Gea saves against Sunderland

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been awarded United's Player of the Month award for March.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been rewarded for some excellent performances throughout March by receiving United's Player of the Month award.

The 23-year-old Spanish shot-stopper claimed 61 per cent of the votes as he beat teammates Wayne Rooney and Phil Jones who finished in second and third respectively.

The former Atletico Madrid star has really come into his own this season, and following the injury to Barcelona's Victor Valdes, he remains the favourite to be selected by Spain at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

In a month which included tricky games against Manchester City and Liverpool, David de Gea impressed at Old Trafford and thwarted the opposition on a number of occasions.

With accordance to our very own Opta Stats, here is a breakdown of where de Gea excelled: 

  TeamPosSavesKeeper Pick UpAccurate Goal KicksAccurate Keeper ThrowsError Lead To GoalGoals ConcededClean SheetAppsMins
David de Gea Man Utd GK 9 25 24 17 0 7 2 5 450

David de Gea started the five Premier League matches in March, winning three and losing two.

He made a total of nine important saves, including 25 pick-ups from crosses and loose balls. His distribution was fantastic throughout the month, accurately finding a teammate 25 times from goal kicks and 17 times from throw-outs.

Importantly for de Gea, he didn't make a single mistake and picked up two confidence boosting clean sheets in the away victories at West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United.

After receiving the award, Manchester United's number one admitted how satisfied he was with his recent form.

"I’ve been happy with my form and I’ve felt very confident," he told Manutd.com.

"I’ve played a lot of games, learned a lot and gained consistency and stability. I’m pleased with how things are going."

With just five games remaining, de Gea will be eager to sustain his from and force himself into Vicente Del Bosque's World Cup squad this summer. 

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