Owen explains why Manchester United's De Gea did not win man-of-the-match award

Michael Owen has explained why Manchester United's David de Gea was not voted as man-of-the-match against Everton.

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea produced a storming display as The Red Devils edged out Everton at Old Trafford.

The Spanish goalkeeper saved a penalty, and made two crucial, stunning saves in injury-time to ensure United held on for three points.

It was not enough however to win him the man-of-the-match award, which went to record signing Angel di Maria instead.

BT Sport co-commentator Michael Owen, responsible for the decision making behind the honour, has explained why the goalkeeper missed out.

His response explained that De Gea's heroics were simply too late, and he would have won it otherwise.

If ever there was a time United needed him to step up, Sunday's fixture against Everton was it. United were unlucky in defeat at home to the Toffees last season, but luck reversed itself at Old Trafford this time around.

For all the focus on United's stellar attacking talent and lack of depth in defence, David de Gea certainly provided a timely reminder that at least in goal, they have a real star.

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