Arsenal legend Thierry Henry: Manchester United’s David de Gea would have been my choice for PFA Young Player of the Year

David de Gea

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry believes that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has been the best young player in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal legend Thierry Henry has written in The Sun that Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea would have been his PFA Young Player of the Year.

The former France international striker made the comments on Sunday - before the awards were given.

“By the way, David de Gea would have been my outstanding choice to win the PFA young player as he has been absolutely crucial to Manchester United this season,” wrote Henry in The Sun on Sunday. “It is his form which has helped United into the top four.”

De Gea was in the running for the prestigious individual award, but it was Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane who got it.

Spain international goalkeeper De Gea has been the best player for United so far this season and also been been probably the most consistent.

The former Atletico Madrid star has kept 10 clean sheets in 34 Premier League appearances, while making 2.12 saves per game on average and 2.12 saves per goal on average.

Kane, though, is the deserved winner of the accolade. The 21-year-old has been Tottenham’s best outfield player this campaign, scoring 20 goals and creating 25 chances in 30 Premier League appearances.

United are currently fourth in the Premier League table with 65 points from 34 matches, while North London outfit Spurs are seven points behind in sixth.

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