Manchester United fans vote their man of the match v Liverpool

Manchester United supporters voted David de Gea their man of the match on Facebook following Sunday afternoon's victory over Liverpool.

David de Gea was voted man of the match by supporters on Facebook after Manchester United beat Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool side 3-0 at Old Trafford. 

The 24-year-old earned an eye-watering 94% of the vote, beating off competition from Juan Mata (4%) and Michael Carrick (2%), to earn the accolade in a game where United's ability in key moments of the match helped them to a healthy 3-0 victory. 

The Red Devils were 2-0 up at half-time, thanks to Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie, and were able to clinically finish the game off in the second-half though as Dutch international record-breaker struck a second. However, despite the clinical finishing in front of goal, it was the goalkeeper who was once again lauded by supporters and critics alike. 

The Spaniard was in inspired form as he tormented Liverpool with eight saves, four of which were one-on-one situations that should have favoured the attacker with the ball. 

In fact, Pepe Reina, who is now at Bayern Munich, went as far as to say Liverpool wouldn't have lost had it not been for the former Atletico keeper and that he was the best on the pitch 'by miles'. Former PFA Premier League Player of the Year Peter Schmeichel echoed his statements, labelling him brilliant

The victory over Liverpool, while good for bragging rights, also meant United have had an 100% win-rate in their last six games - a record which has seen them rise from 13 points to 31. 

Now third, five points behind City and eight behind Chelsea, United look like they could be causing panic to the top two as their brilliant form fails to dip.

An unbeaten end to 2014 would be a huge achievement for Louis van Gaal and his men as it could, potentially, see them into the title fight. 

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