David De Gea’s double save against Arsenal on December 2 has been voted Manchester United’s save of the year for 2017.
Back on December 2, United came to the Emirates and won 3-1 despite the Gunners having 33 shots, 16 of which were on target.
The Red Devils’ goalkeeper De Gea won man of the match after making a total of 14 saves.
Two of these came in quick succession against Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sanchez, both of whom are usually deadly from such close-range.
As a result, a whopping 71% of United fans voted for the impressive double save as their best save of 2017.
However, it’s hardly surprising that De Gea managed to pull it off.
At the moment, the 27-year-old is considered one of the best shot-stoppers in Europe. This season, he’s kept 10 clean sheets in 20 Premier League appearances – that’s 50%. He’s also only conceded 16 goals.
This doesn’t sound all that impressive until you compare it to Petr Cech. The 35-year-old has kept nine clean sheets in 20 appearances and shipped 25.
With just 18 months left on his current deal with United, it’s being widely reported that De Gea will sign for Real Madrid in January although that seems unlikely, especially as it seems the root of that story is the Daily Star.
The La Liga giants attempted to sign the Spaniard in 2015 but, as Sky Sports reported at the time, the paperwork mysteriously didn’t go through in time.