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De Gea delighted to be recognised in PFA Team of the Year once again

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.

“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).