David De Gea blossomed into one of the top goalkeepers in the worldly concern after joining United in 2011.

When Sir Alex Ferguson signed the Spaniard to replace the outgoing Edwin van five hundred Sar, the child was immediately pierce into the limelight. however, having already helped Atletico Madrid to win the Europa League in 2009/10 and the UEFA Super Cup thereafter, he was more than astir to the task. His first season at United saw him unfairly scrutinised by sections of the media at every turn, but he adapted to the english game to show his true color. The Madrid-born shot-stopper ’ s fan-favourite condition at Old Trafford has been emphasised by him claiming the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year prize on four occasions, more than any early player in United ‘s history. meanwhile, he has besides collected the clubhouse ’ mho Player ’ s Player of the Year award three times, showing the high respect his team-mates hold him in. A mainstay of the Reds ’ side, and episodic captain, his efforts between the posts have earned him respect from his peers ampere well, illustrated by the fact he has appeared in the PFA Team of the Year five times. In 2017/18, De Gea besides became the first Reds custodian to win the Golden Gloves award, for keeping the most clean sheets in the Premier League, in nine years. The following campaign, was his first as an ever-present in the division and contained some real highs, such as a noteworthy performance in a win at Tottenham and an astounding catch against Young Boys in the Champions League. David ’ s form towards the end of the campaign, mirroring that of the team in general, did slip below his usual standard but Ole Gunnar Solskjaer backed his no.1 and rightly praised his character and undisputed ability. A challenge for the Spain jersey was brought by Chelsea ’ s Kepa Arrizabalaga, but he maintained the no.1 stead. De Gea signed a raw long-run contract in September 2020, tying him to the club until at least June 2023, but the 2019/20 temper was an indifferent one for the Madrileno. Despite enough of typically marvelous saves – an astounding double attempt at Sheffield United, and a brilliant performance in the Carabao Cup acquire against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium – there were besides some uncharacteristic lapses in concentration. But David maintained his place in the United goal for the start of 2020/21, with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer constantly keen to reiterate that the Spaniard remains one of the best goalkeepers in the world.