Manchester United keeper David De Gea says he is delighted to once again be nominated in the PFA Team of the Year.
De Gea’s brilliant form has been a huge factor in United’s push for Champions League football, and his nomination means the Spaniard has now made the cut for the fourth consecutive season – a Premier League record for a goalkeeper.
De Gea has also been shortlisted for the PFA Players’ Player of the Year accolade, and the 27-year-old told MUFC.com he is honoured that he continues to be recognised for his achievements between the sticks.
“I’m very, very proud to be nominated once again and I guess it’s a result of me having a good year on a personal note,” he said.
“It makes you even more proud really when you know your fellow professional players have nominated you. It’s really a source of satisfaction for me.
? PFA Premier League TOTY! @OfficialPanini
GK | David De Gea
RB | Kyle Walker
CB | Jan Vertonghen
CB | Nicolás Otamendi
LB | Marcos Alonso
MID | David Silva
MID | Kevin De Bruyne
MID | Christian Eriksen
FWD | Harry Kane
FWD | Mohamed Salah
FWD | Sergio Agüero
— PFA (@PFA) April 18, 2018
“I’m pleased with how my own performances have gone; it’s just a pity this season we have not won one of our big targets trophy-wise.
“We’ve still got the FA Cup in front of us and must make sure we win a trophy and not just a personal accolade.”
Only four other United keepers have made the Team of the Year since its inception in 1973/74: Peter Schmeichel (1992/93), Fabien Barthez (2000/01), Tim Howard (2003/04) and Edwin van der Sar (2006/07, 2008/09, 2010/11).