Vote for De Gea's best performance
David De Gea has been one of Manchester United’s most consistent performers in what has often been a difficult campaign.
The Spaniard has played 39 of the Reds’ 42 games across all competitions, including every Premier League minute.
He has won seven Man of the Match awards, which is the joint-most alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, and claimed our Player of the Month award for November, December and January.
But what has been De Gea’s best individual performance of 2021/22?
We’ve trawled through the video archives and picked out five of the best. Now all you have to do is vote for your favourite…
WEST HAM 1-2 UNITED
Travelling Reds were still buzzing about the return of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the Portuguese levelled midway through the first half after Said Benrahma’s deflected opener. But it was De Gea who stole the headlines, even considering Jesse Lingard’s brilliant 89th-minute winner. Referee Martin Atkinson awarded the home side a last-gasp penalty following Luke Shaw’s handball and the Hammers introduced club captain Mark Noble from the sidelines to take it. The midfielder boasts a formidable record from the spot, but De Gea dramatically denied him, springing to his left to palm the ball away and secure the three points.
UNITED 2-1 VILLARREAL
More sensational injury-time scenes, as Ronaldo struck in the 96th minute to give United a first-ever victory over the Yellow Submarine, but the win wouldn’t have been possible without De Gea’s heroics. Although he was beaten by a Paco Alcacer effort, minutes before Alex Telles’s stunning equaliser, David impressively produced reflex stops to deny Alcacer, Arnaut Danjuma and Yeremi Pino as the visitors dominated the first hour of play. A further intervention from French frontman Boulaye Dia towards the end kept to the score at 1-1, before the CR7-inspired denouement.
CHELSEA 1-1 UNITED
It was a backs-against-the-wall effort for the Reds to secure a point at Stamford Bridge under caretaker manager Michael Carrick. The home side hoarded possession and would have taken an early lead but for De Gea saving from Callum Hudson-Odoi and Antonio Rudiger. Jadon Sancho would be the man to break the deadlock after a United breakaway and, although Jorginho later equalised from the spot, David held strong allowing us to frustrate the European champions.
NEWCASTLE 1-1 UNITED
The resurgent Magpies took an early lead in this Christmas clash and looked likely to double it for large periods until Edinson Cavani’s equaliser. On an off-day for the Reds, it was De Gea who saved us, with a close-range stop from scorer Allan Saint-Maximin and then a superb fingertip save to deny Miguel Almiron, a shot that looked in all the way, in the closing stages.
BRENTFORD 1-3 UNITED
A rousing second-half display resulted in a comfortable final scoreline, but United were under the cosh in the opening 45 minutes at the Brentford Community Stadium. The Bees flew out of the traps and De Gea was forced to make two trademark blocks with his feet to prevent Matthias Jensen from putting the home side ahead. Three second-half goals provided the thrust for victory and the only disappointment was the late Ivan Toney goal which ended hopes of a much-deserved clean sheet.