Manchester United crown David de Gea with his fourth Players’ Player of the Year award despite keeping only EIGHT clean sheets and shipping a record high of 57 goals last season
- David de Gea has been named Manchester United’s Players’ Player of the Year
- The Spaniard has won the award four times since its inception in 2006
- He fast became one of the most consistent players at Old Trafford this campaign
- Yet, Man United conceded a club-worst of 57 Premier League goals this season
- De Gea also won the Premier League Player of the Month in January 2022
David de Gea has been named the Red Devils’ Players’ Player of the Year for a fourth time since arriving at Old Trafford.
The 31-year-old was one of the most consistent performers at Manchester United during the 2021/22 campaign and appeared in all 38 Premier League matches for the club.
Despite only managing eight clean sheets – his lowest total since 2018/19 – De Gea regularly rescued his side from embarrassing scorelines during a season to forget for United’s defence.
David de Gea has won the Player’s Player of the Year four times since its inception in 2006
The 31-year-old featured in all 38 of Manchester United’s Premier League games this season
The Red Devils finished the campaign in sixth place having conceded a club record high of 57 goals.
The poor performances in defence gave De Gea a platform to show off his best goalkeeping and he subsequently won seven Man-of-the-Match awards – a feat only matched by summer signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
In January, he also became the first goalkeeper to win the Premier League Player of the Month gong since Southampton’s Fraser Forster in February 2016.
Despite the Spaniard’s best efforts, Manchester United still conceded a record high of 57 goals
The Spanish international was also named Manchester United’s Player of the Month on three successive occasions between November 2021 and January this year.
De Gea looked to be on his way out of Old Trafford last summer, as 25-year-old Dean Henderson challenged his spot between the sticks.
But the Spaniard has since replied with an award-winning season and looks certain to retain his place as number one under new boss Erik ten Hag.
Having won the award four times since its inception in 2006, De Gea stands alone at the top of the Red Devils’ POTY podium, with Cristiano Ronaldo, Luke Shaw and Antonio Valencia the only others to have claimed it more than once.