DAVID DE GEA WINS FIRST-EVER GOLDEN GLOVE
Manchester United’s clean sheet at the London Stadium means David De Gea has won the Premier League’s Golden Glove award for the first time in his increasingly decorated Manchester United career.
The Spaniard is top of the table with 18 clean sheets, which is two more than Manchester City’s Ederson with just one top-flight fixture left to play.
De Gea kept his latest shut-out in a goalless draw away at West Ham, where the Spaniard looked comfortable with the hosts having only two shots on target.
“It feels good, it is my first Golden Glove award,” De Gea told MUTVafter the game. “I am really happy for that. It means we defended well in this league, I am happy for me and happy for the team.
“It is for everyone, it is a team award, not just for the goalkeeper. It’s good for me but I am also happy for the team.”
“David has been terrific,” added Jose Mourinho. “But the Golden Glove is about the team and not about somebody analysing the goalkeeper, and deciding this is the best goalkeeper of the Premier League.
“It is about clean sheets and they are about the team. Obviously, we are all very happy for David and it is a great team achievement.”
This latest accolade will be another feather in De Gea’s cap, who won the Players’ Player of the Year prize and, for a record-breaking fourth time, was named the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year at the club’s annual awards ceremony earlier this month.
The Spaniard made his debut for United in the summer of 2011 and has gone on to make over 300 appearances for the Reds.