David De Gea in humbling mood after Golden Glove win

David De Gea in humbling mood after Golden Glove win

Manchester United's clean sheet at the London Stadium means David De Gea has won the Premier League's Golden Glove award for the first time in his increasingly decorated Manchester United career. The match ended with a draw and the final scores were 0-0. "I am really happy for that".

While it is De Gea's first Golden Glove, he has certainly received individual Premier League honors before, having been named to the league's team of the season on five separate occasions, including this campain.

'It means we defend well, we compete well, I'm happy for me and the team.

The Spaniard claimed his 18th Premier League clean sheet in United's 0-0 draw at West Ham on Thursday night.

The award was introduced in 2004/05 and De Gea is just the second United keeper to win it after Edwin Van Der Sar won it in 2008/09.

Mourihno believes the award is about the team
Mourihno believes the award is about the team

But he admits De Gea's growth has been phenomenal to watch and indicated that his brilliance between the sticks has shielded some shoddy defending from Manchester United. Obviously we are all very happy for David and it is a great team achievement.' He added.

David de Gea was understandably chuffed after securing his first Golden Glove but the Manchester United custodian insisted the accolade wasn't just for him, but the entire team instead.

It is the first time the Spain worldwide is claiming the prize, which is handed out each season to the goalkeeper who keeps the most clean sheets.

The best for any goalkeeper since the award began was in its debut season, when Petr Cech picked up 24 clean sheets for Jose Mourinho's title-winning Chelsea side.

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