produced two excellent saves to deny Santi Cazorla at the Emirates during a goalless draw, and overall kept two clean sheets in five appearances.
De Gea kept three clean sheets in six matches during March and his finest display came against Olympiacos in the Champions League. With the Reds overhauling a 2-0 first-leg deficit to progress 3-2 on aggregate, the Spaniard made several crucial saves, including an outstanding double stop in the first half, and was voted as United’s Man of the Match by fans. "He’s world-class," team-mate Phil Jones remarked afterwards. "He’s up there with the best goalkeepers in the world. He can produce saves like that at critical moments in a match even when he’s not had much to do."
At the beginning of April De Gea picked up United’s Player of the Month Award for March whilst continuing to be a reliable presence between the posts. On receiving the award, the delighted Spaniard commented: "It’s proof that I’m doing something right and it's fantastic that the fans have recognised this." The stopper also played four times, keeping a clean-sheet in a 4-0 win over Norwich during Ryan Giggs’ first match in temporary charge.