David de Gea calls Premier League Golden Glove a team award

by Alex Turk

David de Gea has dedicated his newly-won 2018 Premier League Golden Glove award to his team-mates after keeping his 18th clean sheet of the season as Manchester drew 0-0 with West Ham United at the London Stadium on Thursday night.

De Gea was hardly tested throughout United’s penultimate league game of the season in the capital but has fully deserved what is unbelievably his first Golden Glove award after seven years at the club.

It is already set that the 27-year-old will finish the campaign with 18 clean sheets after Jose Mourinho confirmed that Sergio Romero would start the Old Trafford curtain-closer against Watford on Sunday.

In an interview with MUTV following the full-time whistle on Thursday night, De Gea explained: “It feels good, it is my first Golden Glove award. I am really happy for that.

“It means we defended well in this league, I am happy for me and happy for the team. It is for everyone, it is a team award, not just for the goalkeeper. It’s good for me but I am also happy for the team.”

De Gea’s closest competitors for the award were Manchester City’s Ederson who claimed 16 in his debut campaign in England, and Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois and Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris with 15.

He has stunned supporters once again with thrilling saves almost every time he steps in between the sticks and is rapidly becoming higher in more people’s estimations as the best goalkeeper in the world.

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