It wasn't a great night for Manchester United last night as their hopes of silverware ended for this season thanks to a 2-1 defeat to Arsenal in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.
But yet again, there was praise for one man in particular in the United side. Though he couldn't prevent them slumping to a defeat thanks to goals from Nacho Monreal and Danny Welbeck, the Spaniard managed to produce a string of fine saves to keep his side in the game.
It may have been in vain, but it further enhanced the credentials of the United stopper, who appears to have been their player of the season so far as this isn't the first time when he has pulled off numerous saves - but on other occasions it has led to them at least salvaging a draw or a win.
The reaction from Manchester United fans on Twitter was predictably positive towards the Spaniard with some feeling he is being let down by his teammates - which was summed up well with Welbeck's winning goal last night as he latched on to an poor back pass from Antonio Valencia.
Some fans are fearful if they don't get into the top four then United will lose their star goalkeeper, while some enjoy the fact that they have a man they feel is the best in the world between the posts.
Here is what some fans had to say:
Shout out to De Gea who was amazing as always. Our best player tonight, we are all saying that too often.— Diarmuid Gillingham (@Diarmuidii_mufc) March 9, 2015
If de gea stays then he's a true red and he must love us because he deserves defenders who can pass the ball properly and not drop him in it— Just Ryan (@Herrerinho) March 9, 2015
If United don't get CL next season, then I fear De Gea will leave us. If that's not something to play for, then I don't know what is!!— Shaun Bez (@shaunbezzo) March 10, 2015