Who deserves November's Player of the Month award?
The mid-season break is here, as the football world prepares to turn its gaze to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar but, first, there’s the significant matter of United’s Player-of-the-Month award for November to sort out.
Quietly, David is enjoying one of his best United seasons – which is saying something for the player who’s won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award more than any other in our history. Inevitably, when we win, the attacking players take the lion’s share of the credit, but without De Gea’s elastic reflexes, the platform for victory would often not even exist. That was very much the case in San Sebastian, where David pulled off an otherworldly double save to deny Andoni Gorosabel and Pablo Marin. There was more of that at Fulham, where he supplied a series of stops to keep Fulham at bay. The London club did manage an equaliser, but De Gea’s efforts to thwart the hosts were proved priceless when Alejandro Garnacho struck in the dying minutes to snatch all three points.
Another top display by 'developing' De Gea
Erik ten Hag is pleased by David De Gea's "developing" distribution this season, as well as his saves of course...