As we all know, the last few years haven’t been as trophy-laden as the Manchester United fans would have wanted. Since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to call it a day, things have been tough at the Theatre of Dreams – but there has been one constant; David de Gea.
The superb Spaniard has saved our skins on so many occasions over the last few years, and we’d be way out of the picture if it wasn’t for him. He’s been that emphatically brilliant, and by far and away our best player, and that’s been made clear by the fact that he has won the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award on three consecutive occasions.
Now though, David de Gea has been speaking to United’s magazine, stating that he wouldn’t like to win it again because he’d prefer a striker or another attacking player to win it.
“I would prefer a striker or someone else to win it – someone who means that the team as a whole is playing well and scoring goals, because it is much better for the team that way.” De Gea responded to United Review, quoted by the Daily Star.
“The perfect game is not to touch the ball and we win 3-0 or 4-0!”
“I think this year maybe we are conceding fewer chances and we are being more focused all the time and there is more talking among the defence.”
At the end of the day, it does say a lot about the team when your #1 wins the award for the best player, and it certainly doesn’t cover the attackers over the last three years in glory.
It also shows just how much of a team player the 26-year-old is, and he obviously would love to win trophies as a team rather than claiming the plaudits individually.