David de Gea wins big in Manchester United awards
Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea won big in the club's annual season awards. The Spaniard claimed his fourth Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year Award besides bagging the Player's Player of the Year as well. He received the latter from last year's winner Antonio Valencia. David's excellence has been key highlight for the club yet again. Here is the report.
David de Gea creates his own record
After losing the award to Zlatan Ibrahimovic last season, de Gea saw off competition from Lingard and Lukaku to win his 4th award. He broke Cristiano Ronaldo's record, who had won the award thrice in 2004, 2007 and 2008. Around 107,000 people cast their votes in favor of the goalkeeper who has kept 21 clean-sheets across all competitions and 17 in the Premier League.
Double awards a new high for de Gea
To receive both the awards is a new high for the Spaniard, who arrived at United in 2011. Since then, he has gone on to make 312 appearances for the club. His excellent goal-keeping has kept United alive in several matches.
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Major highlights of the night
Besides de Gea's feat, Michael Carrick was awarded by Jose Mourinho for his services to the club with the Special Recognition Trophy. Carrick will feature for United one last time before becoming a full time coach under Jose. Young midfielder Scott McTominay has made some grounds under Jose since his debut and was presented with Jose Mourinho's Player of the Year Trophy.
List of winners in the ceremony
Sir Matt Busby and Player's Player of the Year: David de Gea. Best goal of the season: Nemanja Matic. Jose Mourinho's Player of The year: Scott McTominay. Reserve team player of the Year: Demetri Mitchell. Jimmy Murphy Young player of the Year: Tahith Chong. Special Recognition: Michael Carrick.