Last week, David de Gea was voted Player of the Month by the fans and there are strong calls for him to be voted Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year too.

De Gea received a lot of criticism in the press when he first joined the club and opposition fans used to chant “dodgy keeper” at him. Last season he was named PFA Goalkeeper of the Year though and has expressed his gratitude towards United fans for their support.

“I’m really happy to receive the award and especially grateful to the fans who voted for me,” he said. “I always feel their support is very close and that’s very important to me. So thanks to everyone.”

With nothing left to play for, accept a place in the Europa League, De Gea has insisted that it is important for United to play well in the remaining five games.

“There are still plenty of important games to play,” he said. “We are Manchester United and it’s our duty to win every game we take part in. That’s what we’ll try to do now because we want to finish as high as we can in the league, ensure we’re playing in a European competition next season and show we are still around and that we will never give in.”

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