Manchester United pulled the plug when Sir Alex Ferguson announced the signing of 21 year old David De Gea from Atletico Madrid in 2011 following the retirement of legendary goalkeeper Edwin Van Der Sar. Little did they know they are investing on someone who will go on to become one of the greatest goalkeeper in Premier League history.
— Boniface nwibo (@Bonnypaul1) September 18, 2017
His first match was like a mystery when United faced Man City in the summer of 2011/12 Community Shield. Despite making a number of saves, City scored two goals in succession which of course were blamed on De Gea’s inexperience. He went on to become key member of the team, pulling some brilliant saves to keep Man United in contention for so many matches. He had come to the team’s rescue many times especially during the trying times under Moyes and Louis Van Gaal.
Over the weekend, he was at work to keep Man United from conceding a goal, denying Everton on a number of occassion including former teammate Wayne Rooney who came very close to scoring his former team.
See below his achievements:
Premier League: 2012–13
FA Cup: 2015–16
EFL Cup: 2016–17
FA Community Shield: 2011, 2013, 2016
UEFA Europa League: 2016–17
UEFA European Under-17 Championship: 2007
UEFA European Under-21 Championship: 2011, 2013
UEFA European Under-21 Championship Team of the Tournament: 2011, 2013
Premier League PFA Team of the Year: 2012–13, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17
PFA Fans’ Premier League Player of the Month: November 2014
Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
Manchester United Players’ Player of the Year: 2013–14, 2014–15
UEFA Europa League Squad of the Season: 2015–16
Match of the Day Save of the Season: 2012–13, 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16
(Stats Source: Wikipedia)