HE’S A KEEPER
MANCHESTER UNITED star David de Gea has won this season’s Premier League Golden Glove award.
But fans reckon two teammates deserve the gong instead.
David de Gea has won the Premier League Golden Glove award
The Spaniard kept his 17th clean sheet of the season in Man Utd’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth
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De Gea, 32, kept his 17th clean sheet of the season in United’s 1-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday.
The Spaniard’s closest competition had come from Alisson.
But the Brazilian shipped a goal in Liverpool’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.
And it means he can only keep 14 clean sheets with just one game remaining.
United currently boast the joint-third best defence this term, only conceding 41 times in the Premier League.
But His prize comes as a surprise for some after a number of high-profile errors, with the veteran tipped to leave when his deal expires this summer.
His latest came in this month’s defeat at West Ham, with the stopper’s horror blunder handing the Hammers victory.
De Gea was also in between the sticks for some heavy defeats, including a 4-0 loss at Brentford and a 7-0 hammering to Liverpool.
Indeed, some fans reckon the Golden Glove award should have instead been awarded to two of De Gea’s teammates – neither of whom play in goal.
Raphael Varane and Lisandro Martinez have both been rocks at the back for United this term.
Comments from fans
Supporters reckon they are actually the reason for De Gea keeping so many clean sheets this season.
One said: “De Gea’s Golden Glove is thanks to Martinez and Varane, not his shot-stopping ability.”
Another declared: “If you think Martinez and Varane are bad defenders, you haven’t got a clue.
“De Gea has the Golden Glove because of those two and Casemiro not because he’s the best keeper in the league.”
One added: “At home our defensive record is one of the best and it’s the reason De Gea has won the Golden Glove.
“Don’t tell me Varane hasn’t improved the team because he 100 per cent has.”
Indeed, it appears David agrees with the sentiments of fans.
After United’s win over Bournemouth, he said: “The Golden Glove is not just about me.
“We have been solid this season.”