David De Gea wins the Premier League golden glove

The Spaniard kept 16 clean sheets

By Web Desk
May 20, 2023
David De Gea celebrates a team goal  — Twitter / @UnitedStandMUFC

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has won the Premier League (PL) Golden Glove with 16 clean sheets throughout the season.

Liverpool’s Alisson is second on the list with 14 clean sheets but he could not catch up with the Spaniard as the season is coming to an end.

De Gea, 32, has won the award for the second time in his PL career. His first award came in the 2017/18 season under the manager Jose Mourinho when he kept 18 clean sheets while conceding only 28 goals in 37 league games.

Despite winning the award, he has struggled in some ways this season and was criticised for some big errors that led to a goal. United playmaker Bruno Fernandes defended De Gea after his mistake against West Ham on May 7. "We are not capable of scoring a goal, we create so many chances but not ruthless enough. We conceded an unlucky goal and lost the game. I have to see it back but we don't need to focus on that [De Gea mistake],” Bruno said.

"He has been saving us so many times so doesn't have to take the blame for the result. It is probably one of our worst seasons on scoring goals. We have people capable of scoring goals but we are not taking our chances. We have to focus on ourselves, everything is in our hands. We know what we need until the end of the season. It is tough for us, we have to get our energy back."

The Spaniard joined Man Utd in 2011 from the Spanish club Atletico Madrid for €25m fee. He was part of the title-winning squad that won the PL in the 2012/13 season where he featured in 28 games, keeping 11 clean sheets and conceding only 26 goals.

The 32-year-old was also a part of the squad that won the UEFA Europa League (UEL) in the 2016/17 season although he spent the majority of the campaign on the bench as he only played three games in total.