Man United star in Players' POTY and Fans’ POTY award scoop

David de Gea

Manchester United shot-stopper David De Gea won two awards during United’s end-of-season awards night.

In a season of very little positives, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has proven to be a shining light at Old Trafford.

The former Atletico Madrid man is polar opposites to United legend Peter Schmeichel in a vocal sense, yet as each game has gone by, his command of the area and remarkable reflexes draw comparisons with the great Dane.

It is difficult to imagine the Red Devils' season being much worse than it has. But, if it wasn’t for David De Gea, Man United's against column could have been much heavier.

It is, therefore, by no mistake that the Spanish international has picked up both the Player’s Player of the Year award and the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award, as voted for by the fans.

After receiving the award, De Gea was quick to thank his United teammates before aiming to repeat his performances next season.

"I’m really happy to win this honour. I’m very grateful. Sometimes it's important for your team-mates to give you confidence and I think they're some of the best team-mates you can have.” He said, quoted by the MUFC official site.

"I tried to do my best this year and I think it was my best season so far. I felt really good and confident. I will try to do the same for next season."

23-year-old De Gea has kept 13 clean sheets in 37 Premier League appearances this season.

Following the injury to Barcelona’s Victor Valdes, De Gea is odds-on favourite to join Iker Casillas and Pepe Reina as one of Spain’s three goalkeepers at this summer’s World Cup.

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