David de Gea won big at the Manchester United Awards having been named as the player of the season for a third successive year Monday night, The Mirror reports.
The goalkeeper, United’s sole representative on the Premier League Team of the Year, took home the top honour at a colourful ceremony at Old Trafford on the back of another brilliant campaign.
“To win three years in a row is amazing, I’m really happy,” De Gea said.
“It’s an honour and I want to say thank you to every, I think we have some of the best fans in the world – thank you to everyone.”
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Manager Louis van Gaal paid tribute to the Spain international, claiming he deserved the top prize.
“Everyone knows he was invited to Madrid,” said Van Gaal.
“His girlfriend is living in Madrid, his parents, Spanish, Real Madrid is a great club but he is still here and as a manager I am so happy he is here and he deserves to win this title.”
Other winners are defender Chris Smalling, who was voted the club’s player of the year by his fellow Red Devils stars. Teenage sensation Marcus Rashford was voted as the club’s Under-18 player of the year, while Cameron Borthwick-Jackson won the U21 award.
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