Coming off the back of a stellar season for the Reds, in which he was voted into the PFA team of the year, De Gea started the 2013/14 campaign in typically sturdy fashion. Starting the first three games, the Spaniard conceded only one goal and picked up a Community Shield winner's medal in the process.
The second month of the season proved to be something of a varied one for De Gea. Clean sheets against Crystal Palace and Liverpool were overshadowed by three league defeats.
With United struggling to get going, De Gea showed his class during October by making a number of superb stops. The most notable of these came against away at Sunderland where the Reds' number 1 made a seemingly impossible save from Emanuele Giaccherini's header to keep the game at 1-0 to the home side. The save proved crucial as the champions rallied and came back to notch a 2-1 victory on Wearside. De Gea's important contribution to the United cause during this month prompted his team-mate Javier Hernandez to label the Spanish stopper as "the best keeper in the world."
De Gea was an ever-present for United during November, playing in all five games. He