United fans react as David de Gea overtakes Cristiano Ronaldo with fourth POTY award

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea won the club’s Player of the Year award for the fourth time in five years at a ceremony at Old Trafford on Tuesday night.

The Spaniard was voted the club’s outstanding player of the 2017/18 season by his teammates after keeping 17 clean sheets in 34 Premier League games this term – a ratio of 1 in 2 — with three more league games remaining.

De Gea won the award for three consecutive seasons between 2014-2017 but the run was ended by fellow countryman Ander Herrera last year, meaning a Spaniard has won the award every year since 2014.

The former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper was tied with United legend Cristiano on three POTY awards prior to tonights ceremony, but De Gea has now won the award more times than any player in the club’s history.

Incredible for a goalkeeper, really.

‘It’s difficult to say in words what United means to me,’ said De Gea, as per the Metro.

‘It’s amazing to play for this club, the history, the fans. It was hard in the beginning, I trained hard, I’m proud of myself.’

This is how Twitter reacted to the news:

Standard Squawka tweet.

Honourable mention for Choccy.

No question about that.

What odds, mate?

The transfer window has yet to open and we’re starting the ‘announce’ tweets. Oh boy, we’re in for one hell of a summer.

More honourable mentions 

Jimmy Murphy Youth Team POTY – Tathith Chong
Manager’s POTY – Scott McTominay
Goal of the Season – Nemanja Matic (vs. Crystal Palace)
Reserve Team POTY – Demetri Mitchell

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