Another of those followed in United’s final league game in February, away at Norwich. Again, De Gea was at his brilliant best, but was powerless to prevent Grant Holt from cancelling out Paul Scholes’s early opener seven minutes from time. Two vital points looked to be disappearing out of sight until milestone man Ryan Giggs, looking lively in his 900th game for the club, stepped up to flick the ball home from close range in the dying seconds and ensure United’s title bid stayed well and truly on track.
Goal of the month - Giggs v Norwich
“Who writes his scripts?” asked MUTV’s Stewart Gardner as Giggsy’s scored a late winner on his 900th appearance. There were few bigger goals than this in 2011/12 on a day the title race took a slight tilt in the Red half of Manchester's favour.
Player of the month - David De Gea
Fans and pundits alike were falling over themselves to dish out the plaudits to the Spanish keeper after his stunning points-winning saves throughout February, the best of which was an incredible fingertip stop from Juan Mata in the dying seconds at Stamford Bridge.
Quote of the month
“We just have to take care of our own results. If we continue doing that we’ve got a chance. We’re not worried about what everyone else is doing." - Rio Ferdinand