De Gea up twice for Save of the Month
Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has two entries on the shortlist for February’s Premier League Save of the Month award.
Our no.1, who became the club’s all-time leader for clean sheets at the weekend, has been recognised for two stops he made in the 3-0 win over Leicester on 19 February.
The Spaniard wonderfully denied Harvey Barnes and later Kelechi Iheanacho, both at 0-0 and in the first half, in a game the Reds would of course go on to triumph in.
The goalkeeper rushed out to close the angle before spreading himself and making a magnificent stop with his outstretched right arm to divert Barnes’s goalbound effort away.
Just over 10 minutes later, De Gea was at it again, this time leaping across his goal to the right, to claw the ball off his goal line.
Iheanacho had pulled away to the back post and connected with Timothy Castagne’s floated cross in from the right, but David got to the attempt before it could be deemed a goal, much to the former Manchester City striker’s surprise.
Having been kept on level terms with those saves, United went on to open the scoring before half-time through Marcus Rashford, and took control of the contest from there, going on to register a 3-0 victory, with Rashford netting again after the break, prior to Jadon Sancho wrapping up the scoring.
It’s the fourth time David has been nominated for the award – which was introduced at the start of this season – but he is yet to pick up the prize.
This month’s other saves up for the award were made by Aaron Ramsdale (ARSENAL v Aston Villa), Alisson Becker (LIVERPOOL v Newcastle), Jordan Pickford (EVERTON v Aston Villa) and Kepa Arrizabalaga (CHELSEA v Fulham).
News of David's nominations come off the back of the announcements stating that Rashford is up for the league's Player of the Month award for February, and that Erik ten Hag is on the Manager of the Month shortlist.
Voting closes at 12:00 GMT on Monday 6 March, before the winning effort is announced at 14:00 on Friday 10 March.
Good luck, David!