Manchester United star De Gea thanks fans after record breaking season

David Gea saves against Sunderland

David De Gea has thanked fans through Twitter after his record appearance season.

In general it has been a pretty poor season for everyone involved at Manchester United. From the coach to the players to the hierarchy - it has not been one to be proud of after years of consistency under Sir Alex Ferguson.

From the players in particular it is difficult to highlight many who have had good campaigns.

Adnan Januzaj can probably hold his head up high, while Wayne Rooney has not been terrible.

But perhaps the most impressive of them all is goalkeeper David De Gea.

The Spanish stopper had many doubters at the start of his Old Trafford stay - but he has matured both physically and mentally over the years, and not even a change of goalkeeping coach has changed that.

Barring a horror moment against Sunderland in the League Cup he has generally been solid - and made the XI in many a season selects I saw over the last month.

And it has also been a record breaking season on a personal level for De Gea. He took to Twitter today, thanking fans for their support in what has been his most appearance laden campaign in England to date.

He has played 51 times this season - beating his previous best of 41 set last season.

There is no doubt he is now United’s number one keeper and this summer he looks set to head to the World Cup with Spain after an injury to Victor Valdes.

Next season he will hope to pick the ball from the back of the net a lot less than he did this campaign - and hope to claw back his place as the number one keeper in the Premier League team of the year.

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